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Galarina apple tree

Galarina is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
Galarina is best considered an improved, disease-resistant Gala (to which it is closely related).

Galarina apple trees for sale

  • 1Small 1-year bare-root tree $37.20
    Mature height: 6ft-9ft after 10 years
    Dwarf rootstock
    Out of stock
  • 2Medium 1-year bare-root tree $37.20
    Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
    Semi-dwarf rootstock
    Out of stock
  • 3Full-size 1-year bare-root tree $37.20
    Mature height: 16ft-24ft after 10 years
    Vigorous rootstock
    Out of stock

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.

Galarina characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking seasonLate
  • UsesEating fresh
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
  • Flavor style (apples)Sweet/Sharp
  • General resistanceGood
  • FireblightSome resistance
  • ScabSome resistance
  • MildewSome resistance
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)Hot (>30C / 86F)
  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colorRed