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Dwarf Royal Gala Apple Tree

These Royal Beaut Gala apple trees have been grafted onto dwarf M9 rootstock being very productive, and will bear fruit 1 year after planting out. They can be planted very close together which makes it ideal for an apple tree hedge, against a wall, espaliered or even just in containers.

It is essential to have another pollinator with them. Granny Smith apples are great pollinators for these dwarf trees.

Royal Gala apples have red and yellow skin. The texture is crisp and firm with a juicy, deliciously sweet flavour. The flowers are white blossoms that bloom in late September, as the fruit will ripen during the late summer (February/March).

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Position – For extra winter chilling, apple trees should be planted in full sun, with 6 to 8 hours of sunshine, preferably on the south side of the property. If growing your tree in containers, consider moving it outdoors during winter. Use at least a 50L container if not planting directly into the soil.

Size – Due to the rootstock being used, the tree can grow up to 3 metres high with a width of 1 metre  wide. This make it an ideal tree for any garden.

Soil type – This tree will grow well in well-drained soil with a pH of between 5.8 and 7. The soil needs to be fertile and moisture retentive. Use good potting soil and compost mix, leaving 10-15cm of roots.

Mulch – Apply a good layer of mulch of about 7-8 centimetres around the base of the tree. This will help keep the soil moist.

Watering – Ensure not to overwater your tree, especially if grown in a container. Watering once or twice a week will be completely sufficient. You might water more during the summer when fruit is on the tree, especially during prolonged dry periods.

Fertilizing – Fertilise using a nitrogen fertiliser and good compost.

Pruning – This is usually done during winter when the tree is dormant. Prune the same as you would do a full-size fruit tree, removing damaged or diseased branches and ones that grow to the tree’s centre.

Staking – Dwarf trees use rootstock with a very small root system as they will need support, especially during fruiting. Tying them to a stake in order to secure the rootstock is deemed necessary.

Pollination – Requires a pollinator such as Granny Smith.

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