Unique Features: The Gala apple was developed in New Zealand in the 1930’s and is a cross from the Golden Delicious apple. In 2018 the Gala became the most widely grown apple in the U.S. edging out the Red Delicious. Gala apples are in the small to medium class, usually less than 3”. The fruit shape is mostly round with some bottom taper, and is red over yellow, dark orange, with light to heavy striping. It has a sweet-tart, but mild taste and the flesh is creamy yellow with a firm crisp texture. Gala apples are great for fresh eating, salads and cooking. Gala apples are highly to moderately susceptible to fire blight. Galas are one of the very few self-pollinating apples so you can get fruit with an isolated tree. If you or your neighbors have another Gala or a different apple (including crabapples) blooming at the same time then you will get more and better quality fruit.
Apple/ Gala Semi-Dwarf
- Apple color is a red-orange over gold
- Self-pollinating, but having a cross pollinator will improve the quality of the fruit
- Crisp, sweet apples that are great for fresh eating and cooking
- If you are in an area with any fire blight, stay away from planting the Galas
Mature Height: 12'-15'
Mature Spread: 12'-15'
Yellow, Red, Bronze