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Gala Apple tree

Owner: Jason

Location:  San Diego, CA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2015
Age of this tree:7 years
Soil:Heavy 
Climate at this location:Mediterranean
Pruning:Yes
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated

Season records for this tree

  • 2017

    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
    Bloomed nicely, but only one apple took. Accidently knocked it off.
  • 2016

    Spring blossom: 15 May
    Experienced second bloom in May, much larger than first bloom in February.
  • 2015

    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   4.0m / 13.3ft 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
    This was the first apple tree that I planted, having purchased it from a local nursery. The tree itself was almost 6 feet in height when I bought it and it has not grown much taller, but it has definitely grown out. We had a weird summer, the tree initially bloomed in the Spring, but the half dozen blossoms fell off without producing fruit. A second bloom happened around July and six small apples formed. Two were of small size, but decent size, the others were tiny. All ripened and were very t
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