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Gala Apple Tree CareView Full Planting & Care Instructions
Sunlight 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.
Watering Water regularly each week when the soil gets dry 2-3 inches down. Make sure to water more often if the tree is potted or there is a period of drought.
Fertilizing Follow label instructions on an apple-specific fertilizer, usually applying several times from April until August.
Enjoy Crisp Gala Apples Sooner
Why Gala Apple Trees?
One of the country's most popular apple varieties, the Gala Apple Tree produces years earlier than other trees. And since it’s low-maintenance, it’s simple to get delicious harvests all your own.
Plus, our Gala can be grown organically. Because Galas don’t have serious pest or disease issues, you’ll get 6 to 12 bushels of Galas when your tree is mature and established. Imagine the sweet, robust taste of Gala Apples from your own garden – along with their crisp, firm texture and hardy strength. You can snack on them right off the branches, use them for baking or even store them for up to six months.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
Our Gala Apple 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.
Don't wait several years to start picking your Gala apples - plant a more developed tree for earlier fruit and a lifetime of apples with our Gala Apple Tree!
Gala Apple Tree Pollination
Gala Apple Trees 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...
Planting & Care
1. Planting: 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.
2. Watering: 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.
3. Fertilizing: 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.
4. Pruning: 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.
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $149||$19.95|
|$149 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
|Mature Height:||10-20 ft.|
|Mature Width:||8-10 ft.|
|Year to Bear:||1-3 years|
|Botanical Name:||Malus domestica 'Gala'|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ, CA, ID, OR, WA|
|Grows Well In Zones:||5-8 outdoors|
|Your Growing Zone:||#|
Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors(hardy down to -20℉)
Customer Reviews & Photos
2 Gala Apple Trees
We bought two 6'-7' foot Gala apple trees from Fast Growing Trees and they have outperformed my expectations. Each tree has had over 60+ flowers that were fertilized and starting to produce apples. I planted them in February 2022 and they started flowering 3 months later. I bought a taller tree from a big box store and that one is not producing fruit. I highly recommend Fast Growing Trees for your next tree.
Gala Apple Tree - so far looks great
I was pleased to see my Gala Apple tree arrived quickly, looking healthy even with leaves. After 2 weeks it is still looking great after planting near my Red Delicious to pollinate. I was really impressed by the fast shipping in about 2 days. Before this, I ordered from a competitor that took months and they ended up canceling the order. I am thankful Fast Growing Trees could send me the tree fast to pollinate my Red delicious before spring passed so I can potentially have apples in time. A great experience and I recommend this company. Would buy again.
I ordered 2 Gala and 1 golden delicious. Grow zone 8 DFW, TX. The trees arrived dormant, as expected. They have since grown out and blossomed so many blossoms I couldn’t keep up! I planned on pinching off all blossoms this first year so the trees could focus on root growth instead of fruit production. There were so many blossoms a few got past me and we have little baby apples! Figured it’s meant to be so we will let them grow!
Great plants as always!
Great as always!