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Malus x domestica 'Gala'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Species: x domestica (doh-MESS-tik-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Gala

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12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Time:
Early season flowering

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Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By grafting

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive drobarr On Mar 19, 2013, drobarr from Hummelstown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I planted this variety in Fall 2008 and have gotten good yield every year since then. Ripens in my area in late August. Slightly susceptible to scab, but depends on number and length of infection periods. Tree is very vigorous.

Positive seacanepain On Aug 14, 2010, seacanepain from Midland City, AL wrote:

I am in Zone 8b. This is the only apple I've had complete success with, so far.

Neutral Big_Red On Jan 26, 2006, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

(Also known as: Royal Gala)

"Parentage / Origin: Kidd's Orange Red x Golden Delicious; New Zealand, 1934
View list of Gala sport varieties
Harvest / Season: Harvest: October, Season: October-January
Description: Excellent for fresh eating. A very pretty, medium size, conical to round fruit with yellow skin patterned with bright orange-red. Firm, juicy, fine textured, yellow white flesh. Sweet slightly tart flavor. Hangs well on tree.
Tree Characteristics: Compact growth habit, prolific bearer. Needs heavy thinning to maintain fruit size and prevent biennial bearing."


Neutral smiln32 On Jan 24, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Very juicy and crisp fruit. Ripens Sept - Oct. Tree is a heavy producer. Fruit is red-orange striped over yellow background. Great for fresh eating and/or cooking. Originally from New Zealand.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Midland City, Alabama
Bret Harte, California
Rialto, California
Traverse City, Michigan
Florence, Mississippi
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania

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