Gale® Gala Apple Tree Overview
The Gale® Gala apple tree is well known not only for its red color, but also for being a great choice for making dessert. In fact, Gale® Gala is a sport of Gala. Wallace Gale discovered this apple variety as a mutation of Tenroy Gala in 1991 at his orchard in Malaga, Washington. While it is commonly known as Gale® Gala, it also goes by Malaga.
Just like any other apple tree, the Gale® Gala apple tree grows the best when it’s planted in full sun in well-drained soil. The fruit is small to medium in size and conic shaped. It has a long stem. The color is red. Flavor and texture of the apple is very similar to Royal Gala. It tends to get ripe three weeks before Gala and four days after Royal Gala. Great choice of apple for making dessert!
- Uses: dessert
- Taste: sweet
- Size: small to medium
- Color: red colored with red stripes
- Hardiness Zones: 4-9
- Disease resistance
- Scab – resistant
- Fireblight – resistant
- Harvest period: It tends to get ripe three weeks before Gala and four days after Royal Gala.
- Flowering Group: 4
- Cross Pollinates with: other apple varieties, see list of pollinators for Gala.