Apple 'Gala'

Malus x domestica

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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10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)


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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Propagation Methods:

By grafting

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Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

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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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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.


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
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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."



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.