SCIENTIFIC NAME: Malus 'Gala'
COMMON NAME: Apple
GARDEN SIZE: 10-15 ft. x 10 ft.
USDA ZONE: 4-8
EXPOSURE: Full Sun
WATER & SOIL: Loamy & well drained soil
HABIT (FORM): Deciduous, Semi-dwarf
BLOOM TIME: Midseason (Spring)
HARVEST TIME: August
FRUIT: Red with a yellow blushed skin; Mild & Sweet
POLLINATION: Partially self-pollinating. Other potential pollinizers are Red Delicious, Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, and other Mid-Season bloomers
CARE: Prune when dormant. Watersprouts can be removed in June/July; Pre-Bloom Spray- dormant oils as well as fungicides for scab, rusts, mildews and other diseases, plus insecticides for early season insect control; Bloom Sprays-Fireblight on apples require special sprays during blossom. Bees are essential for good pollination; DO NOT apply insecticides at this time to protect them.
USES: Good for cooking, salads and sauces