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About this Gala Apple tree

Owner: Don

Location:  Corona, CA, United States

Age: Planted in about 2011
Age of this tree: 8 years
Soil characteristics at this location: 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

Season Blossom date Picking / Yield Size Season notes
2013 21 March
0kg / 0lbs 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.




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