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This grafted apple tree is commercially grown but has many excellent qualities that make it a great tree when planting apple trees for wildlife. Galarina™ apple tree is disease resistant, productive, has good vigor, and is late dropping. A no-spray situation shows strong resistance to apple scab, cedar apple rust, and no reports of fireblight. The apple is on the small side taste is good if you like that crisp crunch and a good apple flavor. This apple ripens in October in Pennsylvania and hangs well on the tree, dropping over a long period. A few will begin falling in late October and continue through November and December. Having a few apples hanging into January is likely, especially if the tree is planted significantly north or in higher elevations. Galarina™ apple is suitable for plant hardiness zones 4-7. Mature height will be 20’+—plant Hardiness zones map.
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This grafted apple tree is commercially grown but has many excellent qualities that make it a great tree when planting apple trees for wildlife. Galarina™ apple tree is disease resistant, productive, has good vigor, and is late dropping. A no-spray situation shows strong resistance to apple scab, cedar apple rust, and no reports of fireblight. The apple is on the small side taste is good if you like that crisp crunch and a good apple flavor. This apple ripens in October in Pennsylvania and hangs well on the tree, dropping over a long period. A few will begin falling in late October and continue through November and December. Having a few apples hanging into January is likely, especially if the tree is planted significantly north or in higher elevations.
The Galarina™ Apple is made using plant tissue from the original tree and attaching it to the new roots. This process essentially gives you an identical tree to the one you see in the picture and description. Galarina™ is a patented cultivar; the royalty is included in the price of the tree.
GALARINA™ APPLE TREE SIZE
3-5′ ( 1/2” dia.) These trees will have a good root system with some possible branching but mainly be whips. They will range in height between 3′ to 5′ with a trunk diameter of around 1/2″.
4-6′ (+ 1/2” dia.) These trees have an extensive root system and typically have multiple branches, but many will be solid whips. They will range in height between 4′ and 6′ with a 1/2″ to 3/4″ trunk diameter.
2 yr old budded on (EMLA 111). These trees will have a good root system with a diameter of 1/2”+ above the graft. They have a shipping height of around 5′. They are two-year-old budded trees.
The Galarina™ apple is grafted onto Dolgo roots. This rootstock is an excellent choice for wildlife trees because it produces a full-size 20′ to 30′ tree. Producing a full-size tree for wildlife means much more fruit on a given tree. Malus Dolgo rootstock will develop deep “Real roots,” making Galarina™ apple exceptionally well anchored, penetrating well into the subsoil, pulling up lost nutrients, and making Big Ten™ apple drought tolerant. This process makes Malus Dolgo roots an all-around excellent rootstock for wildlife plantings.
This standard-size rootstock is adaptable to many soil types and conditions, especially when planted in less desirable locations. Therefore, with its full Vigor, it can be used in wooded areas and is now food plots, reclaimed land, shale mountain soil, dryer uplands, and ridges with the proper improvements to the soil. Malus Dolgo rootstock will also perform well in improved soil in an orchard-style setting. We are only grafting onto the most vigorous Malus Dolgo roots grown in a given year. When grafting onto the top 30% of seedlings, you get a rootstock about 40% more vigorous than many clonal stocks used for wildlife trees. Malus dolgo is a crabapple rootstock and is very precocious, with many trees producing very quickly.
You can also select to have Galarina™ grafted on EMLA 111, a clonal rootstock. This rootstock will reach a mature height of around 20′, anchors well, and grows well from zone 4b-8
PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR GALARINA™ APPLE
Plant at least one different apple, apple Crabs, or crabapple variety within proximity to the Galarina™ apple tree for pollination. Don’t overthink pollination and plant multiple trees of different names/cultivars in the same location. Planting multiple trees of the same species but with different names will cover the flowering groups and provide adequate pollination for your trees. Plant your Galarina™ Apple tree in moist, well-drained soil with a pH between 5.8 and 7 and adequate nutrient levels for optimal growth.
If you have not completed a soil test, click here and improve your soil. I would highly recommend doing so. However, if you are not going to, I would recommend mixing 1 ounce for every three sq ft of 0-20-20 granular fertilizer in your soil at the time of planting. The first number tells you the percentage of nitrogen contained in the fertilizer. Nitrogen applied directly to the tree’s roots will cause your tree’s death. Make sure the first number is zero. Aged compost is also appropriate when applied in the correct amounts.
Nitrogen is very mobile in the soil, and you can apply a small of nitrogen the following year. The 2nd and 3rd numbers are Phosphorus and Potassium. Apply these two nutrients at or well before planting because they are immobile in the soil. They will need to be mixed in through the soil. We recommend completing a soil test and making amendments for the best results. We recommend applying 1 lb of 10-10-10 for every inch of diameter in the spring the following year and each year after planting.
Galarina™ Apple requires 6 hours of sunlight for growth and fruit production. Space trees 20′ apart and use at least 5′ cages to protect your trees. This process will ensure your deer eat your fruit in a few years, not your trees this year.
Shipping to Plant Hardiness zones 2 – 8 Spring shipping will begin again in mid-March on Mondays as temperatures in my area allow and continue until the last Monday in April.
Dormant bare root trees need to be planted in the spring while trees in your area are still dormant. You can select your ship date at check out. If you are picking up your trees, typically, the first week in April is perfect for planting in Pennsylvania. Please call or send a message to make an appointment to pick your trees up.
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|Dimensions||58 × 2.30 × 2.30 in|
3-5' (1/2'' dia.), 4-6' (+1/2'' dia.), 2-yr old budded on (ELMA-111)
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