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About this Gala Apple tree

Owner: Jim

Location:  Austin, TX, United States

Age: Planted in about 2009
Age of this tree: 11 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

Season Blossom date Picking / Yield Size Season notes
2013 22 May
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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