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Description

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A premium dessert apple. Tree yields fruit that is a larger version of Gala — meaning more sweet bites to savor. Great for all uses: fresh-eating, cooking, baking, and more. Disease-resistant to cedar apple rust. Introduced circa 1998. Ripens in late August. Best pollinators: Stark® Super Red Fuji, Starkrimson® Red Delicious or any Golden Delicious. May be covered by U.S.P.P. #11348 or other patents. Caitlin cultivar.

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Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Late August
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Firm, Fine
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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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'

Recommended Pollinators

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following within 50' for optimum pollination.

Related Assortments

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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.

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
It is one of our favorite varieties. We have a suburban yard.
Kymbr W on Apr 5, 2017
I'm in southwest MO with tons of cedars aound. This tree is cedar apple rust resistant.
Heather W on Nov 23, 2016
It is one of our favorite varieties. We have a suburban yard.
Kymbr W on Apr 5, 2017
The Granda Gala is a super large succulent crisp apple variety in the Dwarf size is perfect for my backyard orchard.
Tom R on Feb 14, 2017
I'm in southwest MO with tons of cedars aound. This tree is cedar apple rust resistant.
Heather W on Nov 23, 2016
Great for desserts and disease resistance.
Robert B on Sep 7, 2016
like Gala apples but they are so small would like them bigger
RONALD M on Aug 23, 2016
I like gala apples, and it was suggested that to pollinate Fuji, get Gala or Red Delicious. I don't care much for Red not so Delicious so i chose Grandgala instead
Tim B on May 4, 2016
love galas! best apple on the planet.
Jason R on May 2, 2016
My wife loves the Gala apples so I decided to try one.
George E H on Apr 30, 2016
Pollinator for Fuji
EDWARD F on Mar 22, 2016
We have eaten them and like them
LOUIS S on Mar 16, 2016
The kids love Gala apples
Jonathan H on Mar 14, 2016
Disease resistance
Brett B on Mar 8, 2016
To pollinate my Candy Crisp and vice versa.
Peter Alex D on Feb 29, 2016
One of my favorites, pollinates Honeycrisp
George S on Feb 18, 2016
The Granda Gala is a super large succulent crisp apple variety in the Dwarf size is perfect for my backyard orchard.
Tom R on Feb 14, 2017
Great for desserts and disease resistance.
Robert B on Sep 7, 2016
Is this In flowering group 3 or 4?
Adam N on May 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I believe they are in group 4, I planted them with Pink Ladies
I live in southwest Missouri in Joplin where we tend to have a bit of wind. I saw in a youtube video that it is best to prune a young apple tree using the modified central leader system instead of the central leader system in a higher wind area. Is this an accurate approach?
Todd H on Jan 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is the approach we currently recommend for dwarf apple trees: //www.starkbros.com/growing-guide/how-to-grow/fruit-trees/apple-trees/pruning. Semi-dwarf apple trees may be trained to either central leader or modified leader type of trees. Standard trees (full size) should be trained to a modified leader system.
Will a jonagold pollinate a pink lady? Or do a have to have the recommend ones?
Ashley N on Nov 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. You don't necessarily have to use the recommended pollinators, but you do have to choose a pollinator with a similar bloom time. Jonagold isn't a good match for Pink Lady.
Looking good to grow this variety as am espalier . Is this a spur bearing variety?
Elaine C on Aug 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sorry to disappoint, but it's not. It will, however, espalier beautifully. If your heart is set on a spur tree, we have Starkspur?? Golden Delicious, Arkansas Black and Red Rome Beauty.

http://www.starkbros.com/products/fruit-trees/apple-trees/starkspur-golden-delicious-apple
http://www.starkbros.com/products/fruit-trees/apple-trees/starkspur-arkansas-black-apple
http://www.starkbros.com/products/fruit-trees/apple-trees/starkspur-red-rome-beauty-apple
Is this cultivar tip or spur or somewhere in-between?
Adam N on May 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: GrandGala is a tip-bearer, or more accurately a partial-tip bearer (not as strictly tip-bearing as some varieties, like Jonathan). Definitely not a spur-type apple tree.

Customer Reviews

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Gala Apple
This one started off last spring slow and is half the size of the sister Fuji tree. It is doing well and blossomed this spring and is taking off with more robust growth this spring.
May 10, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Watch for deer!
The bare root trees grow wonderfully. However, the deer love to munch the leaves and so the tree is struggling....
May 22, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Not fruiting after 3 years.
We planted this tree along with a golden delicious apple tree and a nectarine tree. Both of the other trees are fruiting now. This tree has grown and is a similar size as the other apple tree (about 15 ft.). Hopefully it will fruit next year.
August 9, 2016
The Tortoise and the Hare
My two Gran Gala's received the exact same care as the other three apple trees I got in May of 2015. The GrandGala are very slow growers, after having Tree Pep applied as per the directions. They are only 7 feet tall after two growing seasons. They are growing never the less and as the saying goes it is not were you start the race that matters but were you are at the finish that counts!
February 23, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Stark GrandGala Apple
We love these types of apples; one of my favorite for fresh eating, cooking, and making apple butter and applesauce with. When we received our tree, it was in very good shape and we got it planted very quickly. This will be our second year and we are hoping for more blooms and possibly fruit. It bloomed a little bit last year (the first year) but that is all. It has grown very well. Overall, I can say I am pleased with the plant but I can't say anything about the fruit itself yet.
February 8, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Great apple
This is a great eating apple and works well in pies and apple crisp. Large firm and crispy. Sweet and a little tart.
May 7, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Looking forward to having our own apples
We have only had the tress for a year. They're about five feet tall and really healthy. Can't wait for them to start producing apples in another year or two.
June 25, 2017
Healthy Trees
I haven't taken care of my trees quite like I should have, but they are still growing well and strong. No diseases so far. They are not big enough to produce apples yet.
May 18, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Good
Buds on the early side some frost damage. grows a little more slowly but is tough as nails.
May 14, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Looking good
Considering I have some of THE WORST soil, the trees I ordered are doing great. We're entering the second summer since planting them as basically a huge stick. Now there are leaves all over it. I wish I could attach a picture.
May 31, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago