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Big Red Gala® PP10485***
Big Red Gala is a patented variety developed in 1992 by Tina Fackler of Rocky Meadow Orchard. As the name indicates, Big Red Gala is 30-40% larger than other strains. There is a 75¢ royalty fee on this strain.

Fruit:
A very pretty, large size, conical to round fruit with more red-orange skin than yellow-gold. Firm, juicy, fine textured, yellow-white flesh. A sweet apple with a hint of tart. Hangs well on the tree

Bloom Time:
Mid Season

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Pollination:
Diploid - Requires another variety to pollinate

Fruit Ripening Time:
Mid to late September (South Central PA)

Rootstocks:
EMLA26, Dwarf, Mature Height 10-12ft.
EMLA7, Semidwarf, Mature Hieght 12-15ft.
EMLA111, Semidwarf, Mature Hieght 18-22ft.

Tree Characteristics:
Compact growth habit, prolific bearer. Needs heavy thinning to maintain fruit size and prevent biennial bearing.

Exposure:
Full Sun

Comments:
An excellent eating apple, also great for pie-making and other baking.

 

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