Galarina™ Apple Tree Overview
The Galarina™ apple tree is well known not only for its different uses, but also for being a great choice as an eating apple due to its juicy, sweet and aromatic flavor. In fact, Galarina™ apples are excellent for eating fresh, drying, making dessert or cider. The Fruit and Ornamental Plant Breeding Unit of the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique in Angers, France developed Galarina™ apples in 1985 by cross-pollinating Kidd’s D-8 and Florina varieties. After that, the Quebec Apple Breeding program in Canada tested the seedlings before their release.
Just like any other apple tree, the Galarina™ apple tree grows the best when it’s planted in full sun in well-drained soil. The tree is moderately vigorous upright spreading tree. Galarina™ apples are similar to Gala, but they tend to keep their flavor much better in storage. The fruit is small to medium in size. It is highly resistant to scab and mildew.
- Uses: eating fresh, drying, making cider, dessert
- Taste: crisp, firm, juicy, aromatic, tart
- Size: small to medium
- Color: background skin color is green-yellow to yellow flushed with orange red
- Hardiness Zones: 4 – 8
- Disease resistance
- Scab – Very resistant
- Mildew – Very resistant
- Harvest period: 4
- Flowering Group:
- Cross Pollinates with: Akane, Alkmene, Binet Rouge, Calville Blanc, Chestnut, Chieftain, Cortland, Dolgo, Duchess of Oldenburg, Empire, Fuji, Ginger Gold, Golden Russet, GoldRush, Granny Smith, Harry Masters Jersey, Honeycrisp, King David, Kingston Black, Macoun, McIntosh, Melrose, Michelin, Newtown Pippin, Pink Lady, Porter’s Perfection, Pristine, Redfree, Rubinette, Suncrisp, Sundance, Sweet Sixteen, Wickson, William’s Pride, Wine Crisp, Wolf River
- Cultivation: This apple tree is moderately vigorous upright spreading tree. Spur bearing but canalso bear fruit on shoots.
- Storage: Keeps well in cold storage. Tends to keep the flavor better when in storage.