Description

Crisp and snappy! One of your favorite grocery store apples is even better homegrown. Fruit is delectably sweet-tart, which makes it a great fresh-eating apple. In addition, it cooks and stores well, so plan to make this your go-to cooking and canning apple, too. Hangs well on the tree late into the season. Ripens in early October. Pollinator required: Choose another apple variety. See Recommended Pollinators below.

  • Here’s where you can find our complete list of Gala Apple Trees to choose from.

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Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Bloom Time Mid
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Ripens/Harvest Early October
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet And Tart
Texture Crisp, Juicy
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

The mature size of this variety depends on the version you choose to plant:
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15' tall x 12 - 15' wide
Dwarf 8 - 10' tall x 8 - 10' wide

Recommended Spacing

The space needed for this variety to grow depends on the size you plant:
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15'
Dwarf 8 - 10'

Pollination

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow apple trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Great apple. Crisp and sweet
Stacy B on May 7, 2021
Apparently the apple trees we purchased based off Stark Bros list of good pollinators were not actually good pollinators so now we have to plant another tree that will hopefully bridge the gap.
David H on May 5, 2021
Great apple. Crisp and sweet
Stacy B on May 7, 2021
Great tasting
Carolyn M on May 5, 2021
Apparently the apple trees we purchased based off Stark Bros list of good pollinators were not actually good pollinators so now we have to plant another tree that will hopefully bridge the gap.
David H on May 5, 2021
Pollination
Ruth H on May 4, 2021
My husband loves Gala apples.
Anonymous on May 3, 2021
All around apple for now eating and making sauce and pies
Edward R on May 2, 2021
Love the sweetness of this apple.
Julie P on Apr 2, 2021
Sweet & tart!
Methven S on Apr 2, 2021
This apple is good fresh or cooked and I wanted it in my orchard.
JEREMIAH P on Mar 30, 2021
pollinator
Waters H on Mar 30, 2021
because i like apples
DUKEY on Mar 30, 2021
Pollinator
Joy N on Mar 29, 2021
My wife said that this is what she wanted.
Darren C on Mar 29, 2021
Firm and sweet, just the way I like apples.
Lisa B on Mar 27, 2021
It is the apple of her choice
Mary B on Mar 26, 2021
My Family love these
Grace R on Mar 17, 2021
Adds a good flavor to apple butter
Mary W on Mar 14, 2021
Great tasting
J GREGORY H on Mar 13, 2021
My favorite apple
Muriel F on Mar 1, 2021
Awesome flavor and crispness. Just my favorite apple.
Threetrees on Feb 28, 2021
Dwarf crispy apple.
Christopher R on Feb 26, 2021
Favorite apple
Shirley F on Feb 23, 2021
I always buy at the store
lystra B on Feb 20, 2021
looking to recreate the incredible taste of the apple cider from Rowley's Big Red Barn in Utah, which uses golden delicious, honeycrisp, and gala apples in its cider. This is the final tree I need!
Jacob K on Feb 5, 2021
Same as above.
Johnny B on Feb 5, 2021
It is one of our favorite apples for flavor, texture, and crispness.
David G on Feb 1, 2021
I'm starting a small personal orchard and I like Gala apples
Richard G on Jan 4, 2021
My Wife's favor
Blake A on Dec 28, 2020
Good cooking apple
RICHARD B on Nov 27, 2020
Adding to existing collection of Gala and Fugi trees from Stark
Robert M on Mar 9, 2020
Grows well in this area; recommended by OSU Department of Agriculture; cross pollination with other apples in the orchard.
James H on Mar 7, 2020
LOVE TASTE AND TEXTURE
Judson R on Mar 6, 2020
This is a standard favorite in our home!
Courtney D on Mar 4, 2020
semi dwarf, good for my zone
David B on Mar 1, 2020
Gala is a great apple and pollinates honey crisp and Fuji.
Jeffrey G on Feb 29, 2020
To help pollinate my Fuji
Trinh L on Feb 27, 2020
To cross pollinate with the golden delicious apple tree that my son bought for me as a christmas gift this year, they both should be delivered in March! Also I love gala apples almost as much as golden delicious, and I am excited to have both trees being planted this year!
Laurie H on Jan 3, 2020
Great tasting
Carolyn M on May 5, 2021
Pollination
Ruth H on May 4, 2021
Would the 2-n-1 Sweet Treat (Honeycrisp/Little Jewel) serve as a pollinator for the Gala?
M C on Dec 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes it should. Flowering group 4
Will this variety of gala pollinate a liberty?
Jon P on Mar 22, 2021
BEST ANSWER: These two varieties should cross pollinate as they both have a Mid season bloom.
I've read elsewhere that Gala can self-pollinate. Why does your site state it needs a pollinator?
Craig M on Mar 21, 2021
BEST ANSWER: From any of our sources Gala is not a self pollinating apple and requires another Mid season bloomer to produce fruit.
are any of your trees grafted onto an M7 rootstock?
john C on Feb 25, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. We use several different rootstocks, depending upon the desired result and what is available. For that reason, we're unable to guarantee a specific rootstock.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Can gala and Granny Smith pollinate each other?
Carol Ann H on Feb 14, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. These varieties are both Mid season bloomers so they will pollinate one another to bear fruit.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Why have you discontinue the Gala Apple?
ED on Aug 30, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We are no longer offering this product; we keep the information on the website for the benefit of customers who have purchased it in the past. We usually discontinue a variety because we've discovered another variety that produces better fruit, is more disease resistant, cold-hardy, etc.

If you would like assistance in finding something similar, please contact our Customer Support Team at 800.325.4180 and we would be happy to help.

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A great graft
The graft was planted in summer, survived a Wisconsin winter, came back strong in spring. Recommended .
June 17, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
our new apple Trees
The 2 apple trees that we purchased spring of 2018 and over summered in pots, where planted out in the autumn of 2018 into the yard. They over wintered and have started to grow beautifully. Planting in the fall is the best time to plant trees.

Terre Haute, IN
May 5, 2019
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Gala Appl tree
Nicely pruned on arrival. It really made a difference in its shape when the leaves started popping out. Can't wait for the fruit! pies and crisps :) Thank you SB
June 11, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
gala apple
located in zone 5A. planted the trees about a year ago. our soil is very sandy. mixed some peat moss with the soil. they survived last summer's drought and the winter. the deer pruned some of the branch tips. the leaves are starting to emerge very evenly on the 2 trees i bought. so far i am pleased with them. they seem to be more vigorous than my other apple trees i bought elsewhere.
May 7, 2019
Purchased
over 3 years ago