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Galarina apple tree

Galarina is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators

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

  • 1Small 1-year bare-root tree $37.20
    Mature height: 6ft-9ft after 10 years
    G.11 rootstock
  • 2Medium 1-year bare-root tree $37.20
    Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
    G.890, G.969 rootstock
  • 3Full-size 1-year bare-root tree $37.20
    Mature height: 16ft-24ft after 10 years
    P.18 rootstock
Next deliveries

Next deliveries will be in spring 2022, but you can pre-order now.

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.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Historical details

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