Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Galarina Apple

I left one apple on a young Galarina apple tree this spring. Too many apples on a young tree will "stunt" it's growth, it's better for the trees long term health to pinch off any small apples in early spring. This variety is a cross between Gala and Florina bred in France. It's touted as being a disease resistant mid season medium sized apple. This one is large because it was the only apple on the tree.
As soon as I took these pics I took a bite out of it and was very pleasantly surprised by the crisp, juicy flesh with just the right amount of tart and sweet flavor. Before I was done with this apple I had decided that I'd be grafting several more next spring on to G-30 rootstock a semi-dwarf precocious   rootstock. 

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