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Gala Apple tree

Owner: Cheuk

Location:  Amsterdam, NOORD-HOLLAND, Netherlands

Age:Planted in about 2018
Age of this tree:6 years
Soil:Plot has peaty/acidity soil, so fruit trees go into a container. 20 Litres with compost, cow dung, potassium, bloodmeal, lime, liquid fertilizer 
Climate at this location:zone 7a, mild sea climate, lots of sun, lots of wind, hedge to slowdown wind
Pruning:Pruned off the central leader to make a vase shape
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Not sure
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Wasps other insects and birds

Owner's comments

This gala tree has been bought from my favourite nursery in the south of The Netherlands. Last year this tree attempted to bear some fruit, I allowed just one apple, but before I knew it, the apple was eaten by...insects and birds. The gala tree is around 1,50 metres high, I cut back it's central leader. This year (2020) it is bearing lot's of fruit beginnings. I bought a gala tree because the apples keep well in storage, and I will let them ripen properly before they go into storage. I don't like chain store apples! I do not know if I'm allowed to say this, but chain store apples SUCK!

Season records for this tree

  • 2022

    Spring blossom: 18 April
    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
    Gala's blossoms are fully open at this moment. Lightly pinkish blossom petals. Nice sight.
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