Step into the world of fragrant apple flowering and juicy fruits. Malus domestica 'Gala' is a vibrant bruit-bearing tree that would add a scent of paradise to your garden in spring and generous, juicy crops in fall.
Commonly known as Gala Apple, Malus domestica 'Gala' belongs to the deciduous species of the Rosaceae family. Resulting from the crossbreeding of 'Kidd's Orange Red' and 'Golden Delicious' apple cultivars in New Zealand, this tree produces medium-sized fruits with distinctive reddish-yellow skin. The flavor of the Gala Apple is often described as a blend of sweetness and subtle hints of vanilla and pear. The tree typically grows 10-12 feet (3-3.6 m) tall and spreads the branches in a canopy manner. The leaves are oval-shaped with a glossy texture and slightly serrated edges. The harvest period of Gala Apple falls on late summer and early autumn, depending on the climate conditions in a specific region.