Malus domestica ‘Gala’
This apple tree produces very crisp, medium-sized, semi-sweet fruit with a thin, red-striped skin that is very aromatic. This variety keeps well when refrigerated; great for fresh eating, cooking, baking, and freezing. Ripens in September. Pollinates with Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, Jonathan, or Fuji. Bears fruit in 4-8 years.
Type: USDA zone 4-9
Light: Full Sun
Water: Water deeply and regularly; weekly, or more in extreme heat or containers.
Size: Medium growth; grows by around 13″–24″ per year to a height of 20’–25′ and a spread of around 25′ at maturity.