Galarina apple trees

  • Picking season: Late
  • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Gardening skill: Easy
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3

Galarina is, as the name suggests, a cross between Gala and Florina.

The fruit size and sweet flavor are similar to Gala, but it also inherits the wide-ranging disease-resistance of Florina. Poor disease-resistance has always been a weakpoint of Gala, so Galarina can be considered as an "improved" Gala.

Galarina apple trees for sale

Item
Mature height
Price
Quantity
1-year Galarina apple trees bare-root
Small (6ft-9ft) mature height
$29.00
1-year Galarina apple trees bare-root
Medium (8ft-12ft) mature height
$29.00
1-year Galarina apple trees bare-root
Large (10ft-14ft) mature height
$29.00

We are between seasons at the moment. You can pre-order trees now for delivery when the new season starts (fall for warmer zones, or next spring), you won't be asked to pay until nearer the time.


How to grow

Although Gala is very widely planted, it is somewhat disease-prone and not ideal for the backyard grower. Galarina is far more disease-resistant, and can also be grown in colder climate zones than Gala.

Historical details

Galarina was developed at the INRA research station in Angers, France, in the 1980s. However most of the North American field trials were carried out as part of the Quebec Apple Breeding Program, based at St. Jean sur Richelieu in Quebec, Canada.

Galarina characteristics

Using

  • Picking season: Late
  • Cropping: Good
  • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Flavour style (apples): Sweet/Sharp
  • Uses: Eating fresh

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Easy
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
  • Pollinating others: Average
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Slightly large
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • Organic culture: Suitable

Problems

  • Disease resistance: Good
  • Fireblight: Some resistance
  • Mildew: Some resistance
  • Scab: Some resistance

Climate

  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F) Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F) Hot (>30C / 86F)

Identification

  • Country of origin: France
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Red