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botanical name:
Malus domestica 'Gala'
Malus domestica 'Gala' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  Apple 'Gala'
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 8.00m
width: 8.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: brown
main season: Autumn
edible symbol edible
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Dessert apple producing fruit that is strongly red-flushed over a yellow background, with crisp, firm textured, juicy, yellowish-white flesh and a sweet aromatic flavour. Early cropping and stores well.

cultivation:
Moderately fertile, well drained soil, preferably in full sun. Performs best in areas which are relatively dry. Can be susceptible to scab.
Harvest fruit in October.
Size depends on the grafting rootstock.
Pollination group D. Partly self-fertile.

propagation:
By grafting.

usage:
Widely grown commercially.

other notes:
Originated in New Zealand, 1934, from a cross of Malus 'Kidd's Orange Red' x Malus 'Golden Delicious'

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