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Apple trees
Gala

Gala is popular supermarket apple - but better when home-grown, with a sweet pleasant flavour.
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Using


Apple trees
Gala
Picking seasonLate
CroppingGood
Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
Flavour qualityAverage
WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
Flavour style (apples)Sweeter
Food usesEating fresh
Juice
Discoloration of fruitSlightly oxidising (browns slowly)
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Growing


Apple trees
Gala
Gardening skillAverage
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
Flowering group4
Pollinating othersAverage
PloidyDiploid
VigourVigorous
Bearing regularityRegular
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
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Problems


Apple trees
Gala
Disease resistancePoor
CankerSome susceptibility
ScabVery susceptible
MildewSome susceptibility
FireblightSome susceptibility
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Climate


Apple trees
Gala
Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
Warm climates
Cold hardiness (USDA)(5) -20F / -29C
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
Hot (>30C / 86F)
Frost resistance of blossomGood resistance
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Identification


Apple trees
Gala
Country of originNew Zealand
Period of origin1900 - 1949
Flower colourPink - light
Leaf colourGreen
Fruit colourOrange / Red
AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
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