Brookfield Gala Apple Tree Overview
The Brookfield Gala apple tree, also known as Baigent, is a limb mutation of the Tenroy Gala. Growers discovered it in 1985 at Hawkes’ Bay, New Zealand. Moreover it ripens 10 days earlier than the standard Gala. The fruit has bold red stripes over its red base which makes it a very unique apple. Additionally the apples early color allows for growers to time the harvest well. Moreover, growers usually harvest these fruits in tow pickings for best storage maturity, flavor retention and overall satisfaction.
As with other apple trees, you will need to water the Brookfield Gala apple tree once a week during its first year and during the fruiting season. If there is drought, you can water more frequently. This tree needs moist but well-draining soil. In order to retain the moisture, you can place mulch around the tree. Additionally, be sure to clear the weeds next to the tree since this will decrease the competition for nutrients. For more information on fruit tree care, see our guides page.
- Taste: Juicy Sweet
- Texture: Firm, tender, fine and crisp
- Color: bold red stripes over its red base. Flesh is bright white
- Chill Requirements: High, but does well in warmer areas with ret-breaking agents
- Vigour: Moderate
- Growth Habit: Spreading, non-spur type growth
- Pollinators: Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Hillieri
- Fruit Size: Medium
- Shape: Flat round
- Storage: 2-4 months