Super Dwarf Gala Apple

Super Dwarf Gala Apple fruit tree from PlantNet

This apple variety has been available in Australia for many years but PlantNet® now makes it available as a SUPER DWARF apple variety. The Super Dwarf Gala apple is a medium size, round, sweet, aromatic, juicy apple which is characterised by a blush of dark pink to orange red stripy skin which harvests in March.

Skip your trip to the grocery store and invest in your own Gala Apple! Get the added benefit of an apple tree that will fit in a tight space within any backyard. Plenty of pollination partners are available in the PlantNet® exclusive range, including Red Delicious, Pinkabelle®, Leprechaun and Golden Delicious.

Not recommended for coastal Qld and Northern NSW as winters are not cold enough to produce fruit.
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Variety Information

This is a low maintenance tree ideal for backyards, pots, or tubs because of its super dwarfing tree size
Blush of dark pink to orange with a red stripe
Crisp, white and juicy flesh
Sweet and aromatic
Eating fresh, stewing, apple cider, cooking and dried apple
Prolific bearer

Growing Information

Site Selection – Plant in full sun. In hot climates, consider a space where the tree receives afternoon shade to reduce fruit scalding. If planting, prepare your site with compost, soil improvers, or composted manure.

Planting  Dig your hole at the time of planting. Dig a hole twice the width of the rootball/pot, and one and a half deep. Backfill with a mixture of premium garden soil and good quality soil from the hole. Mulch and water in well. Note – do not use this fill in extremely clay or sandy soils. Create a mound, spend time adjusting your soil, or use a pot. See more information about this in the growing guides in our Plant Care tab.

Potting – Use a pot at least 50cms wide and deep. Use high quality premium potting mix, you may add perlite or pine bark to add structure. Mulch and water in well.

Staking – Staking may not be necessary but where utilised, use two stakes with soft, loose ties around the tree. Ensure the tree can still ‘wiggle’ in the wind to develop strong anchorage on its own. Remove the stakes when the trunk is thicker than the stake used, or in year 2.

Watering – Use the 1,2,3,4 method to establish. Water once a day for a week, then every two days for two weeks, then every three days for three weeks, and so on. Always adjust to your local weather and increase watering in hot and windy weather, decrease in cold or rainy weather.

Fertilising – Use a balanced fertiliser blend with added potassium. The main fertilising period is Spring and Autumn. To give you a general guide, PlantNet® has created a great guide for fertilising deciduous fruit trees in pots from trial work completed by PlantNet® over a 3 year period – find it via our home page.

Pruning – Prune bareroot or dormant trees in winter back by 1/3 at time of planting. Prune at the end of winter every following year. See the growing guide linked below for more information.

Pest & Disease Control – Spray with an organic Bordeaux spray at the start of winter, and twice just before bud swell at the end of winter. This controls many diseases and overwintering pests. Many insect pests can be controlled with netting once flowers have formed fruit.

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