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Gala Apple tree

Owner: Keith

Location:  Rye, COLORADO, United States

Age:Planted in about 2010
Age of this tree:16 years
Soil:rocky pastured soil 
Climate at this location:dry, zone 5, 7000 feet, harsh winds
Tree form:Standard
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Does not usually produce any fruit
Growth:This tree does not grow well here
Local pests:deer/grasshoppers/birds/bear

Owner's comments

past two years, apples have aborted after growing for a month.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Size: 2.5m / 8.3ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    apples aborted after growing to marble size. buds did survive 2 freeze periods that were in the low 20's.
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

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