Apple Royal Gala - Bare-Rooted

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Apple Royal Gala is an apple tree known for its attractive appearance and delightful flavour. Originating from New Zealand, this variety is a cross between Kidd's Orange Red and Golden Delicious. The fruits are medium-sized, featuring a bright red blush over a yellow background, with a crisp texture and sweet flavour that has subtle hints of vanilla. Ideal for home orchards, Royal Gala trees are compact and reliable in fruiting, and they also suit espalier training along fences or garden walls, making them perfect for maximising space in smaller gardens.

Royal Gala apples thrive best in full sun and require well-drained soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH. Regular watering is essential during the growing season, particularly when the trees are young or when fruits are developing. For successful fruit production, these trees need to be cross-pollinated with another apple variety, necessitating the planting of a compatible type nearby. Typically, Royal Gala reaches a height of 2-4 metres and a spread of 2-3 metres, depending on pruning and growing conditions.

What is a bare-rooted tree?

Bare-rooted trees are deciduous trees that have been grown in the ground and are dug up when they've become dormant in the winter. The soil is shaken from their roots and they are bundled up with their roots packed in moist material to prevent dehydration during transport. 

What are the benefits? 

  • Less packaging and plastic waste involved in growing process and transportation. 
  • Plant has more root mass as the roots have not been constricted and twisted by a pot.
  • They are easier to carry and plant as they are extremely lightweight.
  • Bare-rooted trees are cheaper as they do not come with soil and pots. 
  • Planting bare-rooted trees in the winter follows the natural pattern of the seasons. 

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Enjoy complimentary delivery anywhere in mainland New Zealand when you purchase plants worth $250 or more*.

For orders below $250, the following flat-rate delivery charges are applicable:

  • Urban delivery within mainland New Zealand: $19.95
  • Rural delivery within mainland New Zealand: $39.95

We aim to have all orders delivered within 14  days from the order date, unless a different shipping date is specified alongside a product.

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