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Malus domestica 'Royal Gala' (PP 4,121)  ROYAL GALA® SEMI-DWARF A

Malus domestica 'Royal Gala' (PP 4,121) ROYAL GALA® SEMI-DWARF A

Zone: 5-8  
Yellowish-orange and red colored apple that is sweet and crisp. Ripens in late August. White flowers in mid-spring on a compact growing tree. Sport of Gala. Pollinator required.


Pollination and Dwarfing of Apple Trees

Apples are generally not self-fertile; except for Yellow Delicious.  At least two varieties are needed.  Cross-pollination is possible when the trees bloom at approximately the same time.  The apple trees should be planted no farther than 100 ft. apart.  Bees carry the pollen, not wind.  

A dwarfing rootstock produces trees that are approximately 45% the size of the standard tree.  The general size of dwarf apple trees are 9-12’ tall and 10’ wide.  Dwarf apples generally produce fruit after 3-4 years. These rootstocks only dwarf the size of the tree, not the size of the fruit.  If the bud union is planted below ground, the dwarfing characteristics can be lost.

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