Gala Apple Tree – USDA Organic (Malus domestica ‘Gala’)
Gala Apple Tree - USDA Organic
Earlier fruit that lasts a lifetime – the Gala Apple Tree offers fast, full growth that’s healthful and organic. One of the most popular apples, the Gala is crisp and refreshing; the quintessential treat for sweet, healthy snacking.
Plus, this Gala Apple Tree produces fruit earlier than many other trees. Not only is it low maintenance and organically grown, but it’s ultra-bountiful and productive. The organic Gala Apple Tree produces fruit for picking from October-November. You’ll get 6-12 bushels of Gala Apples once your tree reaches maturity, and you won’t have to use chemicals in the process.
And what’s sweeter than the taste of these well-liked apples? Their firm texture. Gala apples resist softening, bruising and other defects that befall other, similar apples, and they can be stored for up to six months, so they’re ideal for eating straight from the tree or saving for oven-baked treats, season to season.
Pruned thoroughly and trained to develop a large branching structure, the Gala Apple Tree is meticulously nurtured so it’s happy and healthy once it reaches your door. And your new tree will receive one final pruning before it’s shipped, at no additional cost to you. This final pruning ensures your tee remains “dwarfed,” which means you’ll have more apples at an easier, safer picking height.
With proper care, your Gala Apple Tree will produce fruit after the first season, or as soon as the first year under optimal conditions.
|October - November
Organic Gala Apples thrive in full sun, so make sure you plant in a spot that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day.
Follow label instructions on an apple-specific fertilizer, usually applying several times from April until August.
First, choose a location with full sun, which means at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. Well-drained soil is essential, but our Gala Apple Tree adapts to most soil types. Once you’ve selected your location, dig a hole that’s twice the width of the root ball and just as deep. Then, place your tree, tamp down the surrounding soil and water to settle the roots. Finally, mulch around the tree for best results.
*Tip: Make sure your mulch is not touching the base of the trunk.
Your Gala Apple will benefit from a regular watering schedule each week. You may need to water more often in times of extreme heat or drought. But if you’re not sure when to water, simply check the surrounding soil, down to about 2 inches. If it’s dry here, it’s time to water.
It’s best to fertilize in late winter or early spring. As an alternative, you can buy commercial fertilizer produced for fruiting trees and follow the instructions.
Once your tree has become established and is starting to bear fruit, it will need some periodic, moderate pruning. Only prune the tree during times of dormancy, making sure to remove any vigorous, upright stems which are quite common in the upper portion of the tree. Weak, damaged, or dead branches should also be removed for even better performance.
|Gala Apple Tree - USDA Organic
|Malus domestica 'Gala'
|Fruit Trees, Bushes
|October - November