Galarina apple tree
- Picking season: Late
- Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
- Pollination group: 3
Galarina is best considered an improved, disease-resistant Gala (to which it is closely related).
Galarina apple trees for sale
1Dwarf 1-year bare-root tree
Mature height: 6ft-9ft after 10 years
2Semi-dwarf 1-year bare-root tree
Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
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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.
How to grow
Galarina apples can be picked over a period of several weeks, a useful feature for the backyard grower.
Advice on fruit tree pollination.
Galarina was developed at the INRA research station in Angers, France, in the 1980s, from a cross between Gala and Florina apples. 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.
- Gardening skillBeginner
- Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
- Pollination group3
- Pollinating othersAverage
- Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
- WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators
- Picking seasonLate
- UsesEating fresh
- Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
- Flavor style (apples)Sweet/Sharp
- General resistanceGood
- FireblightSome resistance
- ScabSome resistance
- MildewSome resistance
- Cold hardiness (USDA)(4) -30F / -34C
- Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)Hot (>30C / 86F)
- Country of originFrance
- Period of origin1950 - 1999
- Fruit colorRed