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-t- Planting Mix
Gala Apple Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Gala Apple Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
$6.95
-t- Root Rocket™ (DIEHARD™) Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95

Growing Zones: 5-8



Growing Zones 5-8
This plant is recommended for zones: 5-8
(green area above)

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

10-15 ft.

Mature Width:

8-10 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Chill Hours:

500

Botanical Name:

Malus 'Gala'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, CA, ID, OR

Enjoy your crisp Gala apples as soon as the first year!

- One of the country's most popular apples!
- Produces fruit years earlier than other apple trees
- Low maintenance, grow organically

Don't wait 3 to 5 years to start picking your Gala apples - plant a better developed tree for earlier fruit and a lifetime of apples!

Gala apples are so popular because of their sweet taste, but more importantly their crisp, firm texture. They resist bruising, softening and other defects. You can even store them for up to 6 months.

Gala Apple Trees produce fruit in late spring for picking in August and September. On average you will get between 6 to 12 bushels of Gala Apples when your tree is mature.

Gala Apple Trees are adaptable and easy to grow. Yours will quickly mature to an ideal height of up to 15 feet and have a full, oval shape - making it an attractive yard tree as well.

You can even grow your Gala Apples organically. Grow your fruit without spraying chemicals.

Our trees are pruned back and trained to develop a massive branching structure. This process means more work and an extra year for us, but the difference you experience is dramatic.

Before your trees are shipped, we give them one final pruning at no additional cost to you. This final pruning allows your trees to remain "dwarfed," which means you have more apples at a safe, easy picking height!

With proper care, you will be able to start picking apples after the first season, or as soon as the first year under optimal conditions.

Order early because our popular Gala apple trees sell out quickly. Only limited quantities available.


Gala Apple Tree Pollination

Gala Apple Trees are partially self-fertile. However, you will receive a much larger crop if pollinated by the following apple trees...
       
•  Fuji Apple Tree •  Winesap Apple Tree
•  Granny Smith Apple Tree •  McIntosh Apple Tree
•  Red Delicious Apple Tree •  Pink Lady Apple Tree
•  Honeycrisp Apple Tree •  Yellow Delicious Apple Tree
   

Crab Apple Trees also make some of the best pollinators for Fruiting Apple Trees. Because they bloom for a long period of time, they produce an abundance of pollen that are compatible with most Fruiting Apple Tree varieties.

For more information on apple pollination, view our Apple Pollination Guide.





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Customer Reviews

4.1 / 5.0
12 Reviews
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Bought this tree along with a peach tree two years ago. They are growing slowly, no disease, and no problems. But no signs of fruit to be seen. Sad, I paid a lot of money for ""fast growing trees"" and nothing so far.
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Bought this tree two years ago. No sign of apples, but shipping and packaging were great. I hope that it makes apples for $70, feeling pretty foolish. They sell these at local farm stores for $15 and take 3-5 for apples and that looks like the path its taking anyways :
January 1, 2013
Hanging in there
It hasn't grown since I planted it in June, despite following all planting instructions and watering well once per week. But it hasn't died either, so I am hopeful it will take off next spring.
September 15, 2014
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Newly planted Gala apple tree
Got the tree in August and planted it as soon as it arrived. Came in a large cardboark box,since I had purchased two (2) trees. The Gala tre was a good 6 ft tall with plenty of branches and a good amount of leaves on. The root ball was quite large but I got it out by cutting one side of the black plastic pot all the way down and simply lifted the tree out.. It's now Oct. so it's been about 2 months planted. I can see signs of new shoots and new leaves forming. Obviously, no fruit this year. Over all I'd say the tree looks very good and healthy. I can't wait for next spring to see how it grows!
October 4, 2014
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
5
I bought a our Gala in June or July of 2011, it is doing OK, it was nearly girdled over the winter by rabbits or voles; however, it is a pretty resilient tree and is still kicking. No apples this year, the Yellow Delicious we bought with it is producing after one year, however. I would recommend the tree and Fast-Growing Trees, just be sure to wrap your apple trees well in northern Illinois!
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Just got my new gala apple tree along with 4 other trees. I am very pleased. They are all beautiful and healthy. I can't wait to plant them. Thanks everyone at fast growing trees for my beautiful new babies! :D
January 1, 2013
GREAT costumer service
Just received tree a couple of week ago. On first examination tree looked great. I meticulously plant all my trees (composting/mulching/fencing, etc). Followed the same procedure with this one. At planting noticed where tree appeared to be, "...dying back in the middle of the trunk."
I contacted FGT and submitted my concerns along with pictures. That evening a costumer rep contacted me, reviewed my pics, and stated my concerns will legitimate. Within 48 hours my flawed gala apple tree was being replaced.
FGT stood behind their product! This won me over as a customer.
September 22, 2015
Princeton, WV
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
6
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
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Doesn't have apple
The tree growing very slow, only have leaf, no flower, no apple. I don't know why
July 24, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
7
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
A great snacking apple
We received our Gala apple tree about 3 weeks ago. It arrived in excellent condition and we got it in the ground the same day it arrived. It is now showing signs of new growth. Fast Growing Trees does an excellent job of packing and shipping their fruit trees.
June 21, 2016
Providence Forge, VA
Purchased
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
Gala Apple Tree
I only just recieved my Gala a few weeks ago. It came in good condition and so far is doing great. Looking forward towhat I hope is an abundant harvest.
September 9, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
8

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Gala Apple Tree



Step 1: Dig Your Hole


Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Gala Apple Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant


Next, separate the roots of your Gala Apple Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole


As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Gala Apple Tree again after the transplant is complete.


Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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Like the apples and it was on sale.
Gayla C B on Nov 21, 2016
A good pollinate variety for the other trees I have choose.
Kevin M on Oct 15, 2016
Like the apples and it was on sale.
Gayla C B on Nov 21, 2016
Another tasty apple to blend with the honeycrisp when we bake pies and make applesauce !!
PAUL H on Nov 7, 2016
A good pollinate variety for the other trees I have choose.
Kevin M on Oct 15, 2016
I wanted a Sweet apple, I liked the Chill Hours: 500 low enough for Maryland, it performs best in Growing Zones 5-8. I am planting in zone 7. It is good for Full Sun which I needed for where I am planting this tree. The Drought Tolerance is good. I also liked that it produces fruit in late spring for picking in August and September. I loved that the tree will get between 6 to 12 bushels of Gala Apples when tree is mature. It also cross pollinates with the Fuji Apple Tree I purchased
Joan D on Oct 5, 2016
wanted a plum tree and nectarine in addition to apple but again to late .
love gala apples
GEORGE T on Aug 29, 2016
stores long term very well.
Nilsa S on Aug 28, 2016
good pollinator
Joseph S on Aug 25, 2016
tried several other varieties and still have no apples after 4 years
Diana J on Aug 25, 2016
Good pollinator for my Honycrisp.The one I bought this spring didn't make it replacing it!
Chris S on Aug 22, 2016
To expand our apple tree varieties with our honeycrisp and granny smith apple trees.
Mark S on Apr 20, 2016
I had purchased Ginger Gold and found out I needed a pollination tree so purchased the Gala. I have heard they are a good apple.
sharon c on Apr 14, 2016
I love Gala apples!
Jeanette S on Apr 11, 2016
We love apples.
Heather C on Apr 7, 2016
We chose Gala as a pollinator for our Honey Crisp tree but also because it does well in our zone, and we like them.
Bruce G on Apr 2, 2016
needed a good tree to cross pollinate with the red delicious.
ronald l on Mar 3, 2016
Love the taste
Thomas T on Feb 25, 2016
They're good
Annette H on Feb 21, 2016
Needed dwarf trees to keep from blocking solarpanels and like to eat and bake Galas
Lori P on Feb 10, 2016
Good match
Matthew W on Feb 7, 2016
needed pollinator for the Honeycrisp tree
Mark K on Feb 7, 2016
We like this one too, plus we want to encourage cross-pollination.
Kostantine G on Dec 31, 2015
Do you like apples? How do you like them apples
Matthew K on Nov 17, 2015
We like this variety
John B on Oct 16, 2015
We LOVE GALA apples. And I promised my boys we'd plant one when we bought our home.
Nicholle B on Oct 1, 2015
my wife's 2nd favorite apple.
George F on Sep 30, 2015
Can grow organically
Irene G on Sep 19, 2015
Discovered the Gala apple while in Canada, and am now forever hooked on it's wonderful sweet crunchiness.
Kat K on Aug 26, 2015
Another tasty apple to blend with the honeycrisp when we bake pies and make applesauce !!
PAUL H on Nov 7, 2016
I wanted a Sweet apple, I liked the Chill Hours: 500 low enough for Maryland, it performs best in Growing Zones 5-8. I am planting in zone 7. It is good for Full Sun which I needed for where I am planting this tree. The Drought Tolerance is good. I also liked that it produces fruit in late spring for picking in August and September. I loved that the tree will get between 6 to 12 bushels of Gala Apples when tree is mature. It also cross pollinates with the Fuji Apple Tree I purchased
Joan D on Oct 5, 2016
I'm confused.Your page on Gala apples states it's fast growing, but the review page states that it is slow growing. Which is it?
C. R on Dec 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: They can grow up to 3 feet per year.
I just ordered a gala apple tree today, forgetting to check about self-pollination. I don't see anything on this page about whether this tree needs another tree for pollination. Will one gala tree produce fruit? Or is a second tree needed?
Cheryl G on Jun 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Gala Apple does need a pollinator. The following trees work best with it: Fuji, Granny Smith, Red Delicious, Honeycrisp, Jonathan, McIntosh, Pink Lady, and Yellow Delicious.
what is the care of the tree ?
Vicki on May 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Here is a link to one of our website with planting and care instructions:

http://www.plantingdirections.com/apple-tree-planting-directions/
Is December too late to plant? How do I keep it alive until early fall?
Bingo on Dec 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: If your ground isn't frozen you can plant your tree at any time of the year. If you're expecting more heavy winter weather to come your way we advice waiting until early spring to plant. Good thing that's right around the corner. :)
Where do they come from?
A shopper on Oct 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I think some are grown in Florida. I could smell Florida in the box when I got it :) Actually I read it somewhere on their site. I'm sure not all trees come from Florida though.
when should I plant a gala tree?
A shopper on Sep 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I planted mine in the early fall. Late Sept. If my memory serves me correctly. The tree has almost doubled its height and I am expecting fruit next year.
Hope that helps.
Can you keep your apple tree potted, or bring indoors?
Keith P on May 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: There are many varieties of apple trees that do very well in large pots. They need to be left outdoors for proper chilling hour requirements and dormant pruning. Ultra dwarf trees on G65 root stock are cold hardy and disease resistant as well. (M26 root stock is also fine but less cold hardy a more susceptible to fire blight) . These trees can be easily managed at 6-8 ft tall. It will be necessary to provide a rigid and permanent vertical support as the root stock is weak and will topple under heavy fruit load. Adding horizontal supports to scaffold branches will also be of great benefit.
I received in the box with a gala apple tree a small clear plastic bag with what I believe are fertilizer pellets, there are three in the bag. How should the fertilizer pellets be used? Thank you.
Karen G on Jul 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Place one tablet about six inches beneath the soil. Once water hits it the table will expand and nutrients will travel to the roots.
How long does it take fruit trees to mature to full height?
A S on Jun 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They can grow 3 feet a year.
Are these dwarf trees or semi-dwarf?
Alisha G on Sep 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: All of the fast growing trees are semi draft I believe. The gala grow 10-15 feet high and 8-10 feet wide when mature.
what kind of plant food do you use after you plant the tree?
rosie on Jun 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Either miracle grow fruit tree spikes or Jobe's fruit tree spike per directions. Found at Lowes or Home Depot.
Can a gala apple tree pollinate from a Bartlett pear tree?
Willodean P on Apr 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Just found this on briggsgarden blog-categories/trees-shrubs/fruit-tree-pollination/ -- It is always best to pollinate fruit trees of the same genus with each other (apples with apples, pears with pears) but pears can cross-pollinate with apples as long as both trees bloom at the same time.
What and when to spray pesticides on gala apple tree?
Amrut P on Jun 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: That would depend on what you spraying for. In the winter when your tree is dormant you can apply dormant oil, to help control overwintering pests, such as aphid, scale and mite eggs. If you need to spray in the spring or summer you would need to do so before harvest.
I want to buy a Gala,Honeycrisp, and yellow delicious apple tree I should be fine with those 3 trees as far as pollination goes ? Thanks
Jeremy M on Apr 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes they would work great together for pollination.
How soon after I receive the tree does it need to be planted? I am having landscaping done and I would like to wait until they are finished.
Jimmie I on Jul 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You can keep it in the container as long as it is getting the proper sun, water and nutrients it needs. I would not suggest keeping it in the container long than a few weeks.
You show zone 8 as southermost but other sites show zone 9 for Gala apple trees. Why the difference? I'm in zone 9 and would prefer to buy from you, but I don't want the tree to be in a zone that's too hot. What do you recommend?
Angelisse A on Jul 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We have not seen great success with the Gala apple tree in zone 9. The tree will do fine, but will have a hard time fruiting.
I heard I should plant 2 close to each other for produce .. is this true?
Julie P on Jun 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: For pollination purposes you would need to plant another tree within 100 ft from you Gala. The best pollinators for this tree are: Fuji, Granny Smith, Red Delicious, Honeycrisp, Jonathan, McIntosh, Pink Lady or Yellow Delicious.

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