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Gala Apple Tree

Gala Apple Tree

Sweet to Eat, Great for Baking

Semi-dwarf on M111 rootstock.

  • Zones: 5-8
  • Chill hours: 500-700
  • Bloom Time: Late (Based on typical Central Valley California weather)
  • Harvest: August 10 - August 25
  • Looks: Reddish-orange skin over yellow flesh.
  • Personality: Crisp with rich blend of sweet and tart; wonderful dessert apple
  • Facts of note: One of the best of the mid season apples. A cross between Golden Delicious and Cox Orange Pippin, two heirloom favorites developed in New Zealand and introduced in 1965. The Gala Apple, popular in all grocery stores, is an excellent quality apple that is at its best when picked fresh off the tree. Golden skin covered with red striping, this fruit is crisp, dense and fragrant. Dependably self fruitful in warmer climates, Best paired with other apple varieties in most other climates for best production. Consistently quite productive. A great pollinator for most apple varieties, this apple is great for fresh eating, sauces and cider. The Gala apple has a very long shelf life, especially when refrigerated. Fruits in 2 years.
  • Pollination: Self-fruitful and a good pollenizer for other varieties

Visit our Fruit Tree Central for a listing of all our fruit tree videos and articles.

Visit Tree Characteristics for a listing of all our fruit & nut tree growing characteristics.

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Description

Semi-dwarf on M111 rootstock.

  • Zones: 5-8
  • Chill hours: 500-700
  • Bloom Time: Late (Based on typical Central Valley California weather)
  • Harvest: August 10 - August 25
  • Looks: Reddish-orange skin over yellow flesh.
  • Personality: Crisp with rich blend of sweet and tart; wonderful dessert apple
  • Facts of note: One of the best of the mid season apples. A cross between Golden Delicious and Cox Orange Pippin, two heirloom favorites developed in New Zealand and introduced in 1965. The Gala Apple, popular in all grocery stores, is an excellent quality apple that is at its best when picked fresh off the tree. Golden skin covered with red striping, this fruit is crisp, dense and fragrant. Dependably self fruitful in warmer climates, Best paired with other apple varieties in most other climates for best production. Consistently quite productive. A great pollinator for most apple varieties, this apple is great for fresh eating, sauces and cider. The Gala apple has a very long shelf life, especially when refrigerated. Fruits in 2 years.
  • Pollination: Self-fruitful and a good pollenizer for other varieties

Visit our Fruit Tree Central for a listing of all our fruit tree videos and articles.

Visit Tree Characteristics for a listing of all our fruit & nut tree growing characteristics.

Apples are generally late blooming. Need full sun, well-drained soil, and moderate fertility. Thin fruit to maximize quality and size. Susceptible to codling moth, apple scab, powdery mildew, and gophers. Generally self-fertile, which means that the variety is pollinated by itself, or by a different variety of the same fruit. Three or more varieties are best. Browse all our apple trees for sale.

Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January. If you'd like us to split your shipments, please contact us at (888) 784-1722 or orderdesk@groworganic.com. Additional shipping charges will apply.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Cannot ship to the following states: HI, AK, PR, GU, VI

Cannot ship via USPS.

Cannot ship via SmartPost.

Shipping Weight: 5.0 lb

Dimensions: 55.5"L x 7.3"W x 2.75"H

Features

  • Flavor Pick
  • Self-fruitful
  • Suited to Warmer Climates

Characteristics

USDA Growing Zone: 5 - 8
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Summer
Chill Hours Needed : 500-700 hours
Fruit Bearing : Spur
Planting Time : Winter
Time to Fruit Production : 2 Years
Tree Size : Semi-dwarf

Planting & Care

Useful Information

Guarantee

Limited Dormant Tree & Plant Guarantee

* Claim deadline is June 15th

We guarantee that your dormant tree or plant will arrive in good, viable condition. If your tree arrives in substandard condition, notify us within 3 days of delivery. Please email pictures of the box, inside packaging, the tree and its roots to helpdesk@groworganic.com.  We will investigate your claim and process a request to exchange or refund the damaged product.

If your dormant tree or plant has not grown new leaves by June 15th, you may be eligible for our Limited Dormant Tree & Plant Guarantee. This guarantee provides for a store credit for the purchase price of the tree, excluding shipping. Please see the Instructions below.

Important Dates:

  • April 1st Dormant trees/plants must be planted in the ground
  • May 15th Perform scratch test, if no new leaves have grown
  • June 15th Deadline to apply for a dormant tree/plant credit

All required documentation must be received by June 15th for your claim to be considered. Claims or documentation received after June 15th will be denied, without exception. Instructions listed below

Terms and Conditions

We cannot guarantee that your tree or plant will remain alive and healthy after it is received, or bear fruit as there are too many variables in your environment that are beyond our control (i.e. soil preparation, weed and pest control, proper irrigation, chill hours, compatible hardiness for your growing zone, proper choice of pollinator, extreme weather, rodent damage, disease, etc.). 

We cannot guarantee that we will be able to provide a replacement tree/plant of the same species either that same growing season or in future years. Customers are responsible for all shipping fees associated with replacement trees and plants. 

If we determine that the tree you purchased directly from us is not viable, we will issue you a store credit (not a refund) for the purchase price of the affected dormant tree or plant. Shipping is not included in the dormant tree/plant guarantee. Store credits can be used to purchase any product we sell and are valid for use only until July 1st of the following year.

Historically, 98% of our dormant trees and plants grow and thrive when they have been cared for and planted using our growing guides. Dormant trees and plants must be planted in the ground by April 1st in order to be eligible for credit. If the ground in your area is still frozen solid, you may temporarily plant your tree or plant in a pot. 

Potted, non-dormant trees or plants are excluded from this guarantee as they are not dormant at the time of shipment. Evergreen trees such as citrus, avocado and olive trees are not available for credit under the Dormant Tree and Plant Guarantee. 

Instructions

We guarantee that your dormant fruit tree or plant will leaf out, if you care for it according to our growing guides. In the unlikely event that your dormant tree or plant does not have leaves by May 15th, follow these simple steps to apply for a store credit:

Before you call or email, please perform a “scratch test” to determine if the tree or plant is still alive. This video shows how to check for live tissue under the bark. Scratch tests need to be done a few inches above and below the graft. 

Green Cambium Layer / Living Trees

If the cambium layer under the bark is green, give your tree a little more time. It is still alive, but hasn’t come out of dormancy yet. Check to make sure that it is getting the right amount of deep root water, enough sunlight and that the weather is warm enough for that type of tree/plant to come out of dormancy. Every tree has its own personality and will come out of dormancy at different times. Be sure to submit the required documentation listed below by June 15th, if it doesn’t grow leaves.

Brown Cambium Layer / Dead Trees

If the scratch test shows a brown cambium layer or if your dormant tree/plant doesn’t have leaves by June 1st, please email us at helpdesk@groworganic.com. All required documentation listed below must be received by June 15th for your claim to be considered. To be considered for the guarantee claim, all required documentation must be received by June 15th.  Incomplete submissions will be denied.

Required Documentation

  1. Order number
  2. Name of dormant tree/plant and the quantity affected
  3. Photos of each tree or plant showing: 
    1. The roots (tree or plant must be pulled out of the ground)
    2. The scratch test areas
    3. The entire tree/plant

We reserve the right to not issue credit for items that have already been replaced. We also reserve the right to require photographic evidence that the tree/plant was not killed by root rot, rodent or mechanical damage.

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Customer Reviews

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Terri
Great Buy!

WoW! What a difference! I've bought mail order before and have always, always received twigs. Some grew, most didn't. This was my 1st purchase from Grow Organic and I'm blown away at the quality! My "twig" (that I was expecting) was almost 2" in circumference, straight as an arrow covered in new limbs WITH buds and a good 3 ft tall! The root system was fantastic and carefully pruned, ready to plant. I ordered a total of 3 trees on this one order, them came back a second time and ordered 3 different trees (Peach) and they arrived in the exact same condition! Like they were just picked from a greenhouse! I planted them, have watered and mulched them and they are budding fully now! And I'm in south central Texas!! I will be ordering many, many more trees, I cannot give a high enough rating to Grow Organic. If these trees don't grow and produce it's because of me, NOT because of the trees!

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Mike
As advertized, nice sized trees for the price, all have broke dormancy.

They arrived a little late due to a unreadable UPS label, but came as advertised, nice sized trees for the price, all have broke dormancy,

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SE Road Rider
stick with branches and roots

This is the first time in have tried bare root trees. Followed video instruction on planting. Waiting to see what happens.

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