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Gala Apple tree

Owner: Jim

Location:  Austin, TX, United States

Age:Planted in about 2009
Age of this tree:15 years
Climate at this location:drought and high heat
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments

Owner's comments

This tree is blooming twice. Very light fruit development. Still a little younger for the rootstock that is most likely on this tree. Gala is a late bloomer which is not ideal for Austin.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 22 May
    Size: 2.5m / 8.3ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    Canker: Mild attack
    Fireblight: Mild attack
    Closest of far corner Galas. Best scaffold balance. Dense branching. Can't make up its mind if its blooming late April or late May.
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

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