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About this Gala Apple tree

Owner: Jason

Location:  San Diego, CA, United States

Age: Planted in about 2015
Age of this tree: 6 years
Soil characteristics at this location: 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

Season Blossom date Picking / Yield Size Season notes
2017
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
Bloomed nicely, but only one apple took. Accidently knocked it off.
2016 15 May

Experienced second bloom in May, much larger than first bloom in February.
2015
1kg / 2lbs 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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