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Gala Apple tree

Owner: John

Location:  Allendale, MI, United States

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:Unknown dwarfing stock
Soil:Sandy loam 
Climate at this location:Humid continental
Pruning:Winter pruning only
Tree form:Standard
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Plum curculio, obliquebanded leafroller, apple maggot

Owner's comments

Two dwarf trees planted in our yard by the previous owners. Appear to bear biennially, and produce very few apples. Fruit are of decent size and quality, just not numerous. Decent growth after being in the ground for some years, and completely uncared for.

Season records for this tree

  • 2011

    Both trees bloomed, one produced about a dozen apples
  • 2010

    Trees bloomed, but set no fruit after a very late hard frost
  • 2009

    Unknown

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