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Gala Apple Tree

Gala Apple Tree

Gala Apple Tree

Gala Apple Tree

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The Gala produces plenty of heart-shaped fruit the first year under optimal conditions. Its one of our most popular apple trees, maybe because it makes the best apple sauce! Harvest your apples in August or September.



NON-GMO

Gala Apple Tree

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


Height

We Prune Your Tree Throughout Its Life… NOT just when we ship it!

So instead of a tree that resembles a fishing pole, you get one that has well developed branches and is hefty enough to start supporting fruit production.

The heights advertised are generally after we prune your tree one last time, unless otherwise noted. So the height you pay for is what you receive.

Plus we don’t include the pot or root length in our measurements. This can give you an extra 1-2 ft. in height.

Our larger trees can be one to three years older than our smaller ones and should give you fruit the first season.

: 5-6 ft
$7.00 Oversize Fee
Ships this Mon, Jul 6
List: $159.90
Sale: $79.95
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Height

We Prune Your Tree Throughout Its Life… NOT just when we ship it!

So instead of a tree that resembles a fishing pole, you get one that has well developed branches and is hefty enough to start supporting fruit production.

The heights advertised are generally after we prune your tree one last time, unless otherwise noted. So the height you pay for is what you receive.

Plus we don’t include the pot or root length in our measurements. This can give you an extra 1-2 ft. in height.

Our larger trees can be one to three years older than our smaller ones and should give you fruit the first season.

: 4-5 ft

Ships this Mon, Jul 6
List: $139.90
Sale: $69.95
50% OFF
Qty: 
Height

We Prune Your Tree Throughout Its Life… NOT just when we ship it!

So instead of a tree that resembles a fishing pole, you get one that has well developed branches and is hefty enough to start supporting fruit production.

The heights advertised are generally after we prune your tree one last time, unless otherwise noted. So the height you pay for is what you receive.

Plus we don’t include the pot or root length in our measurements. This can give you an extra 1-2 ft. in height.

Our larger trees can be one to three years older than our smaller ones and should give you fruit the first season.

: 3-4 ft

-4 left in stock
Ships this Mon, Jul 6
List: $119.90
Sale: $59.95
50% OFF
OUT OF STOCK
Height

We Prune Your Tree Throughout Its Life… NOT just when we ship it!

So instead of a tree that resembles a fishing pole, you get one that has well developed branches and is hefty enough to start supporting fruit production.

The heights advertised are generally after we prune your tree one last time, unless otherwise noted. So the height you pay for is what you receive.

Plus we don’t include the pot or root length in our measurements. This can give you an extra 1-2 ft. in height.

Our larger trees can be one to three years older than our smaller ones and should give you fruit the first season.

: 2-3 ft

-4 left in stock
Ships this Mon, Jul 6
List: $99.90
Sale: $49.95
50% OFF
OUT OF STOCK

Experts Recommend

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.


Soil Contents
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Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ 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 need nutrition.

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

APPLICATION:
1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
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• 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.

Growing Zones: 5-8

Mature Height: 10-15 ft.
Mature Width: 8-10 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Malus 'Gala'
Does not ship to: AZ, ID, OR
Growing Zones 5-8
This plant is recommended for zones: 5-8
(green area above)




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It's Easy to Plant 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.



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.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

3.7 / 5.0
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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.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 3 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 :
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December 31, 2012
Hoping it Survives
I received the gala apple tree in the mail and it was in good condition. I planted it according to the directions provided and have watered it daily. However, it has lost many if not most of its leaves and has not produced any apples. I was told that more than likely I would have apples this year since it was a relatively large apple tree. There are no apples and also very few leaves left on the tree. Gets plenty of sun and moderate water should be fine. Hoping it survives!
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September 28, 2014
Purchased
1 year ago
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.
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September 15, 2014
Purchased
1 year ago
Growth Rate
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Medium
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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!
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October 4, 2014
Purchased
12 months ago
Growing Zone:
5
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
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December 31, 2012
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!
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 4 years ago
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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
what is the care of the tree ?
Vicki on May 2, 2015
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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. :)
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Mar 16, 2015
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i live in Brampton ontario, canada my soil is mostly clay. can a gala apple tree grow here?
michael s on Oct 27, 2014
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Where do they come from?
A shopper on Oct 20, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Roberta W on May 22, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · Kenneth W on Sep 25, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 14, 2014
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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
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How long does it take fruit trees to mature to full height?
A S on Jun 7, 2015
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on the tree leafs have yellow spots?
Andy Z on May 23, 2015
Best Answer: Your county extension office should be able to answer your question if you bring in one of the leaves with the spots. Without seeing it, there are several possibilities including a burn mark from a chemical spray, or a fungus.
Reply · Report · Wanda J on May 23, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · michael b on Jun 28, 2015
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I heard I should plant 2 close to each other for produce .. is this true?
Julie P on Jun 20, 2015
Best Answer: I'm sure you can easily find someone better qualified to answer that question, but I also heard that you should plant at least 2 or 3 different varieties in order for them to pollenate properly, so I bought a gala and a honey crisp planted them within 30 feet of each other in Sept. of 13. No fruit yet, but they look quite healthy and I'm suspecting I will get a few apples this year.
Reply · Report · Charles S on Jun 20, 2015
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Can a gala apple tree pollinate from a Bartlett pear tree?
Willodean P on Apr 12, 2015
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Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


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Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.


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