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Gala Apple Tree

Gala Apple Tree

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The Gala is one of the most widely produced of any apple varieties across the United States, and it’s easy to see why.

The fruits of this popular tree have a sweet flavor and firm but not hard texture, making them useful in almost any cooking scenario. Their mild taste is perfect for pairing with other flavors for the experimental home cook.

The mottled fruits have a wonderful ornamental quality, with warm hues fitting of their fall harvest time. Like other apple trees, you can also enjoy them for their lush foliage and beautiful scented blossoms.

All apple varieties are grafted on M7 apple stock, a common dwarf type.

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4-5ft tree comes in an 5 gallon size pot.

5-6ft tree comes in an 5 gallon size pot.

6-7ft tree comes in an 5 gallon size pot.

Why You'll Love It

Versatile: The mild flavor and soft texture of the fruits work well in any dish, from fresh salads to juices.

Reliable: Gala Apple Trees produce reliably year after year and aren’t fussy about conditions and care.

Colorful: The mottled fruits have great ornamental value, perfect for decorating your home and garden in fall.

Easy to Grow: Galas are relatively adaptable and suitable for beginners in fruit tree maintenance.

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Gala Apple Trees thrive in milder climates (USDA Zones 5-8). Choose a location away from nearby structures and in full sun - at least 6 hours per day. They grow best in well-draining soil enriched with organic matter and a slightly acidic pH. Dig a hole twice as wide and the same depth as the root ball. Place the tree in the hole, ensuring it's straight, and backfill with soil, tamping down gently to remove air pockets. Water thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Apply a layer of mulch around 3-4 inches thick around the base of the tree after planting.


Plant in full sun, providing at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight per day.


Plant 10-15 feet away from any other trees or nearby structures in your garden.


Feed annually in early spring with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer.

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Product Info

Mature Height: 10-20 ft.

Mature Width: 8-10 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Growth Rate: Moderate

Does Not Ship To: AZ, CA, ID, OR, WA

Care and Maintenance

Watering: Gala apples need regular watering to produce their juicy fruits. After planting, water once or twice weekly, depending on your climate. Once established, they will only need additional watering during high temperatures or when there is little rainfall.

Fertilizing: Fertilize at planting time and in early spring each year with a balanced slow-release fertilizer before new growth appears.

Pruning: Prune in late winter to shape the tree, improve airflow, and encourage new growth. Remove dead, crossing, and low-hanging branches to improve productivity.

Pests and Diseases: Healthy Galas are not majorly disease-prone but are susceptible to common apple diseases like scab, mildew, and rust. Possible pests include aphids, apple maggots, and mites.

Pollination: Gala Apples have the highest production when cross-pollinated with a suitable apple variety. Plant within 50 feet of another compatible variety for best fruit set. Or purchase the Apple Orchard, which includes Gala, Fuji, Granny Smith, and Honeycrisp trees.

Harvesting: Apples will begin ripening around the start of September, ready to pick once they have changed color and are easy to pull off the branch.

Recovery Time: Transitioning from our nursery to your home can be a bit of a shock to your plant. A short acclimation period helps it recover and reduces stress.

Climate Adjustment: Every environment is unique. Giving your plant time to adjust to the local climate, humidity, and light conditions in a shady spot will set it up for better growth and health.

How to Acclimate Your Plant: Keep the plant in its container and place it in a shady, sheltered area away from high winds. Ensure it's watered adequately – the soil should be moist but not waterlogged. Monitor the plant for any signs of distress and allow it to adjust for a few days before planting. After a few days of acclimation, your plant will be better prepared to thrive in its new home for years to come.

Planting Care

Sunlight: Plant in full sun, providing at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight per day.

Spacing: Plant 10-15 feet away from any other trees or nearby structures in your garden.

Fertilizer: Feed annually in early spring with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer.

Growing Zone

Growing Zone 5-8

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