Red Apple

Royal Gala

Royal Gala apples are a lunchbox favourite due to their sweet, soft, juicy flesh and smaller size. These apples are ideal for baking, salads, sauces and we've been told are a great apple for pressing into cider. The Royal part of the name came from it being one Queen Elizabeth II's preferred eating apples!

Fruit characteristics: Characterised by a blush of pink and yellow on the skin to almost orange stripes. A smaller sized juicy apple with a mild sweet flavour and crisp, creamy yellow flesh.  

Blossoms: Beautiful light pink blossoms in Spring.

Pollination Information: Requires another apple variety for pollinating - Our multi-grafted Fruit Salad trees are perfect as you get different varieties all in one tree!

Preferred Climate: 'COLD Climate' apple (High Chill) that is suitable for the cool temperate climates.

Chill Hours: >500hrs

Fruiting Season: February - May

Height: When planted in the ground our multi-grafted Apple Fruit Salad Trees will grow to approximately 2.5 metres (2 metres wide)

pH Range: 6.5-7.3 pH

Notes: For more information on this apple variety, see Fruit in Focus - Royal Gala.

Pro Tip: Potassium is a great nutrient to add to your apple Fruit Salad Tree to encourage growing vigour in Spring.

Did you know? Apple trees look great grown along a trellis (also known as espalier). They benefit from being positioned against a north or west facing wall.

Climate Suitability

Good news, there is an Apple Fruit Salad Tree suitable for all Australian Climates.

To check your climate and find out if your area is suitable for All Climate Apple Varieties or Cold Climate Apple varieties, click on our Climate Map.

In general, Tropical / Warm / Temperate climates can grow All Climate varieties of Apples. Cold climates can grow both Cold Climate and All Climate Apple Varieties. See your Climate zone map for area specific details.

Welcome to Fruit Salad Trees!

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