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Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Plant Height: 15 to 30 feet
Plant Spread: 10 to 20 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Pink and white
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Shade Tree
Flowering Tree
Edible Parts: Fruit
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Pollinators: Various insects
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Parentage: Golden Delicious x Kidd's Orange Red
Child plants: 16 child plants

UK National Fruit Collection photo

Posted by valleylynn (Oregon City, OR - Zone 8b) on Dec 7, 2011 7:43 PM

Early to mid season apple that is very juicy and sweet. Stores well.

Acceptable cross pollinaters are: 'Akane', 'Liberty', and 'Spartan'.

Careful early training, annual pruning and shaping are required to insure healthy and productive trees. Apples need a dormant period to produce fruit. Zones 5 to 8.

Flowers are fragrant, long lasting, single,

Very susceptible to fire blight.

A cross between a Golden Delicious and a Kidd's Orange Red planted in New Zealand in the 1930s by orchardist J.H. Kidd. Donald W. McKenzie, an employee of Stark Bros Nursery, obtained a US plant patent for the cultivar on October 15, 1974.

There are many sports of M. 'Gala'.

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