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Gala Apple tree

Owner: Don

Location:  Corona, CA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2011
Age of this tree:9 years
Soil:More of a clay type. Used to be dairy land. 
Climate at this location:Mild about 300 hours chill hours
Pruning:Training this tree on a wire
Tree form:Espalier
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Organic treatments
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:aphids.

Owner's comments

2nd year in the ground. The tree actually grew alot this summer. I would say it had maybe 5 blossoms his year. It was the only apple tree in its area of the yard the first year. Now there is a Dorsett Golden right across from it in it first year. That tree is looking very good for growth. It even has apples on it from a late bloom.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 21 March
    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    2nd year in the ground no fruit at all. This year we had alot of growth.
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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