Everyone's Favorite Apple Variety Has Sweet Fruit & Easy Care
The Gala Apple tree is a long cherished apple variety that came about from crossing Kidd’s Orange Red Apple and Golden Delicious Apples. An easy growing and carefree fruit tree, our semi-dwarf Gala apple trees are self pollinating as an added bonus!
The home grown apples are blush red with a striped variation. The fruit is deliciously sweet flavored with a crisp tart bite that can’t be replicated in grocery store bought apples. The Gala Apple tree is in bloom in the early spring with a mid season harvest time during the month of October. The Gala apple tree flower color is white with green foliage.
With it being small and compact, the semi dwarf Gala Apple tree is perfect for small planting sites, fruit tree gardens, or even large containers. Your tree should start producing apples and bear fruit after 1-3 years. These great tasting apples are perfect for fresh eating right off the tree, baking apple pies, or stored on the counter or fridge for later use.
What is a Fully Grown Gala Apple Tree Size?
The dwarf Gala Apple tree can grow 15 to 17 feet tall in tree height and 12 to 15 feet wide at full maturity. Semi-dwarf Gala apple trees tend to grow at a moderate rate, often increasing in height by about 1 or 2 feet each year. Regular sized Gala apple trees can mature up to 25 feet in height with a 25 foot spread when fully grown.
How Many Apples Will a Semi Dwarf Gala Apple Tree Produce?
Semi-dwarf Gala apple trees will produce up to two or three bushels of apples each year. Most of the apples will be ripe for picking from late summer into the late fall, so make sure to stock up for the year! Most semi-dwarf Galas will start to produce fruit after about 3 or 4 years of maturity.
Gala Apple Tree Pollination
Our semi-dwarf gala apple trees are self pollinating, so you won’t need to buy other apple trees to continue producing fruit. However, even though it is a self fertile apple tree, planting other apple trees nearby will provide a greater yield. Whether you’re planting Red Delicious, Granny Smith, or another Gala apple tree, more trees means more fruit.
How Much Space Does a Gala Apple Tree Need?
Plant your semi-dwarf Gala apple trees at least 15 feet away from other trees and buildings that may obstruct their growth. The Gala produces the best fruit in full sun and well draining soil, so make sure that there isn’t anything blocking your tree.
GALA APPLE TREE CARE
The Gala Apple tree hardiness zones are 5-9. It can grow in most regions of the United States. The chill hour requirement for the Gala is 500 hours. We have even heard success stories about this fruit tree growing in zone 4 and zone 10. Check out the Apple Tree Growing Guide for more information on growing and harvesting apples.
Gala Apple tree diseases may include apple scab, fire blight, or powdery mildew. The best way to avoid these issues is by establishing a regular watering schedule, applying a slow release fertilizer annually in early spring, and adding a thick 2 inch layer of mulch or organic matter at the base of the tree near the root system to help hold in moisture. Check out our blog on Apple Tree Diseases for more information.
You can prune your apple tree in winter or early spring to give the branches and fruit the best air circulation. You do not want the Gala tree’s limbs to be overcrowded so you can produce bushels of apples. Overcrowded trees may affect branches with fruit on them and promote fungal diseases or bacterial diseases discussed above. Eventually, this will affect fruit you will have to remove the infected branches and treat them with a fungicide. This is why it is so important to take pruning practices seriously starting when they are young trees.
*These trees do not ship bare root. They are rooted in soil in their nursery container.
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Packaging problems. small box and I got it broken head parts. it's still not growing.
Hi Xavier. While we appreciate the comments, we're sorry to hear what happened. Hope your Gala Apple Tree is thriving and any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. Take care!
Beautiful and nice sized tree. Can't wait for it to grow
Thank you for your 5-star rating, Thomas. Hope your Gala Apple Tree is growing beautifully and you're busy picking apples. Happy harvesting!
Strongly recommended, the trees are very good and the customer support are very prompt. I had to ask Bela many questions and she was super helpful
Hi Kam! We always strive at providing the best customer experience and glad it shows. We're thrilled Bela was able to assist you with your Gala Apple Tree order. Hope you're busy picking apples!
I assume it is not a problem but the box the tree was shipped in was too short and the top 6-8 inches was sticking out and rubbed the limb bare. It appears to be regrowing?
Hi Leroy! We appreciate your feedback regarding your Gala Apple Tree. Hope everything worked out and you're busy picking apples. All the best.
It loves our backyard. We just bought our place and it was all over grown. Apple tree loves the full sun light.
Hi Laura! We're positive that your Gala Apple Tree loves your backyard too. We value you as a customer and I'm sure you'll be picking apples in no time. Take care!