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Gala Apple Tree - USDA Organic

Malus 'Gala'

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Growing Zones: 5-8
(hardy down to -10℉)



Growing Zones 5-8
You are in Growing Zone: 7

Mature Height:

10-15 ft.

Mature Width:

8-10 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Harvest Time:

August - October

Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Botanical Name:

Malus 'Gala'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, CA, ID, OR



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Crisp Gala Apples: First Year Growth with an Organic Twist

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 in late spring for picking from August to September. 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.

Gala Apple Trees are easily grown and highly adaptable. Your new tree will mature quickly, reaching an ideal height of up to 15 feet in a full, oval silhouette, merging curb appeal with the utilitarianism of harvesting your own fruit.

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.

Order today – only limited quantities of the organic Gala Apple Tree are available!



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Gala Apple Tree - USDA Organic Pollination


Gala Apple Trees - USDA Organic are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional pollinator will drastically increase the size of your crop. Below are the most effective pollinators we have chosen for your area...

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Growing well still no fruit
My tree is on its 4th year. It's beautiful, seems healthy, 10 ft tall. and strong but even after three years I still have no fruit. Fingers crossed for next year.
December 12, 2018
Growing Zone:
6
Would’ve Liked Taller for the $$
Bought the 3-4’ Gala apple tree for $50 - it was barely 3’ but looked pretty happy and healthy. Lots of leaves. It has been in the ground a few weeks now, and it really took off with lots of new leaves and nodes. We are in zone 6/7 in KY with lots of clay, so we amended with sphagnum and Miracle Grow Tree & Shrub soil. We’ll see how it does after a few years. It’s close to a Granny Smith and a Honeycrisp, so hopefully we’ll get good production. Lot of money for such a small tree...
Three feet tall? Close. If you measure from the bottom of the root ball, I guess!
Three feet tall? Close. If you measure from the bottom of the root ball, I guess!
November 23, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
6
Just planted this past month. It is doing well. Planted between pear trees to help pollinate fuji tree. Can't wait for apples.
October 10, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
I love this company
Beautiful healthy tree. I have not planted it yet. I have a shaded porch that I am keeping it as well as all my other trees. I will begin planting in late September.
September 2, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
Showed up exactly as advertised. Even had 2 small apples on it already! Lets hope it continues to grow
June 25, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Growing Zone:
10
So far so good, its been only 3 weeks. It came well packaged and undamaged, a few spotted leaves but nothing to serious. I used the root package to throw in the hole when I planted it, some dehydrated cow manure and mixed it with good organic soil. It has seemed to take and already showing new growth. Overall I am pleased and will keep an update as the summer exits.
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June 19, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
Bad, tree has a diease
My Son purchased this tree for me as a Mothers Day Gift in May this year. I was so excited about finally getting started with some fruit trees for our property but feel sad it may not happen. Maybe someone can offer some advice how to keep this Apple Tree from dying.
As you can see in photo #1 the leaves are curling and  yellow spots on the leaves. Not happy!
You can see here the  tree has some type of disease. Maybe the Cedar-Apple Fungus. Not happy
June 16, 2018
Lewistown, PA
Purchased
8 months ago
Growing Zone:
6
Job well done
We bought this tree to plant on our wedding day. It was shipped and delivered fast. As stated. It was packaged beautifully and the instructions were great. We planted it in a pot until we could transplant it at a later time. It looked great for the wedding! I will be purchasing another soon. Unfortunately our tree snapped in half during transportation from the wedding reception to our house. Talk about complete devastation (only becuse of the symbolism) I was truly happy with the tree and the service. Keep up the good work fast growing trees
May 18, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Deer-proofing our new Gala
Thank you Fast Growing Trees for replacing our Gala Apple that was damaged in shipment. I am so excited to see this sweet girl in the ground and look forward to her first fruits!
Here's our new little Gala Apple tree.  The deer found it the first night, so we added protection!
Here's our new little Gala Apple tree. The deer found it the first night, so we added protection!
September 18, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Very healthy looking tree without any shipping damage.
I am very excited about my new apple tree. I examine it every day to see how it is growing. It is only 5 feet tall so it will be getting much taller than that. I am noticing it is putting out new branches and it even has shot up a new separate trunk from the roots. I did break off two of the first new branches as I wanted it to grow on the current branches. But I have decided to just let it grow the way it wants to grow and maybe trim it after I have had it a couple of years or learn more about apple tree growing.
September 11, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago

Planting & Care



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


Gala Apple Tree - USDA Organic Planting Diretions

The Gala Apple Tree (Malus 'Gala') is one of the most popular and top-ranking apples in America. They are recommended for USDA growing zones 5-8 and are semi-dwarf, reaching a mature height of 10-15 feet and width of 8-10 feet. In the spring there are clusters of lightly scented, white and blush pink blooms which begin to give way to fruit in late spring. The apples are ready for harvesting between August and October. Their skin is a yellow-orange color with stripes of red and is firm/tender. Eat the sweet and juicy apples right off the tree or enjoy them in cobblers, pies and crisps. They will also store well for several months. Gala apple trees are self fertile which means they will produce the apples on their own but will yield a bigger harvest with another or a pollinator nearby.

Location: Be sure that the location you plan to plant your tree will receive full sun which means at least six hours of direct sun each day. If the area receives more than half a day’s shade then the tree will not perform well. Drainage is essential so if you have an overabundance of clay, some soil amending may be required. The pH range of the soil (for the best results) is 6.0-6.5 and a soil test can determine this easily. Testing kits can be found at your local gardening center to test the acidity of your soil. If the soil is mostly sand then amending peat moss into the sand will help with moisture retention otherwise more frequent irrigation will be needed.

Planting Directions (in ground): Now that you have found your ideal planting location for the Gala apple there are some basic steps for planting the tree. You can raise the acidity of the soil if necessary using lime or wood ash. To lower the pH you can amend sulfur, sphagnum peat or aluminum/iron sulfate into the soil.

1) Make your planting site hole twice the width of the root ball and just as deep.
2) Gently comb your hands over the root ball to free up the roots before planting. Take care not to be to rough with the roots.
3) Place your new Gala apple tree in the hole and be sure it’s straight as you begin to back fill the hole. Tamp down the soil as you fill the hole to prevent air pockets from forming.
4) Water the planting site to settle the soil and then mulch around the base to prevent competing weeds and grasses from growing around the area.
*Tip: Make sure your mulch is not touching the base of the trunk as this can encourage rot and fungus from forming.

Planting Directions (potted tree): Most wouldn’t think you cannot grow an apple tree that isn’t a dwarf variety in a pot. With the Gala apple you can definitely grow a happy, healthy apple tree in a pot! Growing this way will also help maintain the tree at a more manageable height.

1) You will want to start off with a fairly large pot for the apple tree to have enough space to stretch out its root system. A ten gallon or even a fifteen gallon pot will be a good size to start with. Plastic pots may not be a good selection as they can get hot in the sun and aren’t insulated against the cold.
2) Select a well draining, quality potting soil mix to fill the pot.
3) Some light trimming of the roots is encouraged before potting the tree to prevent it from becoming a root bound mess in the pot. Snip the roots so they are about ½ inch from the inside wall of the pot.
4) Be sure you add enough soil to the bottom of the pot so the graft union will be level with the rim of the pot. Fill the pot until there is about a 2 inch space from the rim to the top of the soil.

Watering (in ground): Your Gala apple will benefit from a regular watering habit each week. You may need to water more often in times of extreme heat or drought. The soil surrounding your tree should be moist, but never saturated. Light green leaves can be a sign of over watering, while drooping leaves can be a sign of both over or under watering.

Watering (potted): Water slowly when you irrigate the tree to ensure even moisturizing of the soil. When the tree is in a dormant state, only provide enough water to keep the soil slightly moistened. As soon as you see newer growth coming out of the tree you can water whenever the top 2 inches of the soil feels dry.

Pruning (in ground): 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. Low hanging, droopy branches should also be removed. As a branch declines with age it should be cutback to let younger branches take over and produce better.

Pruning (potted): Once you have your tree potted and comfortable, prune the branches back to about Planting & Care


Questions & Answers

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Gala is one of my favorite varieties, so this will be one of our two first apple trees (McIntosh being the other). I chose the 5-6' size trees hoping that their maturity will help them acclimate and start producing sooner.
J. W on Jan 6, 2019
Apples in containers are wonderful for my small garden space
Ruth B on Dec 7, 2018
Gala is one of my favorite varieties, so this will be one of our two first apple trees (McIntosh being the other). I chose the 5-6' size trees hoping that their maturity will help them acclimate and start producing sooner.
J. W on Jan 6, 2019
Gala is my favorite apple nice and crispy
camar b on Dec 25, 2018
Apples in containers are wonderful for my small garden space
Ruth B on Dec 7, 2018
Crispy and great taste.
John O on Oct 17, 2018
Great apple taste and not too large a tree for a yard. Thank you!
Marilyn D on Oct 12, 2018
I love the taste and self-pollinating.
Travis B on Oct 9, 2018
Love gala apples. Hopefully soon we can enjoy them from our garden. Worry about deer though.
Lorell C on Sep 17, 2018
love the crispy bite and taste of gala apples
vernon y on Sep 9, 2018
A FAVORITE APPLE
MARY ANN T on May 27, 2018
I like the fact that the gala's can be grown without cross-pollination and no chemicals. Plus they are suppose to produce next year.
JIM M on May 25, 2018
love the versatile gala
Sue H on May 9, 2018
To help with the Honeycrip tree and its my second favorite.
michelle o on May 2, 2018
All around great apple
Jeri Lu H on Apr 30, 2018
It is recommended as a good cross-pollinator for Honeycrisp apple trees.
Karen W on Apr 29, 2018
Was told by someone in Kentucky area that they have a gala tree and it does well here.
Carol K on Apr 29, 2018
Grows well with yellow delicious.
Greg R on Apr 17, 2018
Family favorite. Grows well in NY
Maureen C on Apr 16, 2018
To pollinate the Fuji Apple Tree
Richard W on Apr 12, 2018
We like apples
John K on Apr 6, 2018
husbands favorite apple
Patsy S on Apr 6, 2018
Just wanted to try and mix trees up a bit in a new orchard. N. VA Zone 7 but some years a 5-6. 2018
steven P on Apr 4, 2018
wife likes Gala apples Question will tree produce apples with only having one tree ?
Marion M on Mar 24, 2018
Our son loves gala apples and calls them plum apples.
Jeremy M on Mar 15, 2018
Love the taste
Patricia C on Feb 27, 2018
Tastes good, good for cooking and cross pollinates the Honeycrisp.
Michael K on Feb 25, 2018
I was looking on line, found you . liked what I read, and the price.
Joy C on Jan 27, 2018
Time before it bears fruit, fast growing . I'm old and can not wait to long.😀
Timothy O on Dec 29, 2017
Avid gardener this 7th what he wanted.
Brian T on Dec 2, 2017
Gala's are good for eating, cooking, baking pies, applesauce, apple butter, preserves and jelly, hard apple cider. Supposedly, they will give you 6-12 bushels of apples and store up to 6 mos., also for dehydrating, canning. Nice sweet flavor.
Aaron B on Nov 15, 2017
Great eating/ cooking apple and for blending into hard apple cider.
Michael H on Oct 23, 2017
love the apple
larry j on Oct 22, 2017
would be good for apple pie
Peggy D on Oct 21, 2017
Replacement for a Gala Apple Tree that toppled over from our heavy Summer rains
Christopher K on Oct 16, 2017
Taste
Alfred D on Oct 12, 2017
Spouse likes these apples.
Clifford W on Oct 9, 2017
Who doesn't love apples
MATTHEW H on Oct 6, 2017
Good variety. Reasonable price.
Susan S on Oct 4, 2017
These apples are 1 of my favorites. They grow well in upstate NY
Kelley T on Oct 2, 2017
it was on sale but also a good tasting apple. Prefer the Honeycrisp
Oscar W on Sep 25, 2017
So our children can get apples from their backyard tree.
Rodney H on Sep 24, 2017
That is my favorite apple fruit
Hai L on Sep 13, 2017
For their crispy sweetness! And the fact that they are supposed to fruit quickly.
Christopher M on Sep 13, 2017
Have purchased fruit from these trees in grocery. They were delicious. So this encouraged me to order a this tree.
Marlene S on Jul 26, 2017
I did not see a space to enter code JULY for the free shipping - please adjust. thanks
Ken H on Jul 23, 2017
I like it when trees can provide more than just shade. ;)
David G on Jun 17, 2017
Its my favorite apple. and I know that its truly organic
Robyn C on Jun 10, 2017
These are our favorite apple when we buy from store. Now that we live in the country, with room for an apple tree, we chose this one.
Dorothy D on May 26, 2017
Starting an orchard.
Dorian J on May 18, 2017
sounds like a good apple tree, that mite not get Blake
frank p on May 15, 2017
One of my favorites and great storage time..
Jose P on May 13, 2017
Gala is my favorite apple nice and crispy
camar b on Dec 25, 2018
Crispy and great taste.
John O on Oct 17, 2018
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. :)
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.
Can any apple trees be planted this time of year in Ohio?
CRASH on May 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: With care you can plant in the summer, by planting in the evening after the sun goes down, so it will not get leaf burn. Giving it extra water and putting a 3-4 inch of mulch (keeping a few inches away from the trunk) to help retain moisture during hot dry weather.
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.
How long til it will bear fruit?
Erin B on Oct 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: When given proper growing conditions, most of our Gala Apple trees will produce fruit as soon as the first year.
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.
Do you sell organic trees?
john s on Feb 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: To comply with USDA phytosanitary regulations, we are required to apply a mild chemical treatment to all trees shipped over state lines. This treatment is required to prevent the spread of potentially devastating pathogens from one state to another and is mandatory for all growers. Once your trees arrive, you can use all natural and organic growing techniques to grow organic fruit.
Are these dwarf trees or semi-dwarf?
Alisha G on Sep 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They are semi dwarf trees with a mature height of 10-15 foot and a width of 8-10 foot.
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.
Do I have to buy another tree for pollination ? Or can this one be planted alone? I only have room for 1 tree - I have a peach tree about 15ft from where this one will go
Katie G on Jul 31, 2018

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