Gala Vs Grand Gala apples from Starkbros nursery.

Tony(Zone 5. Omaha, Nebraska)September 7, 2013

Grand Gala clearly came out a big winner. Both with the same sweetness, crispy, Juicy, but the Grand Gala almost twice as big.

Tony

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

If that difference is really all due to variety, then the bigger apple probably isn't really a Gala sport but another similar apple.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2013 at 1:45PM
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Tony(Zone 5. Omaha, Nebraska)

FN,

Grand Gala is a larger version of Stark Royal Gala apple.

Tony

Here is a link that might be useful: Grand Gala apple

    Bookmark   September 7, 2013 at 3:43PM
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bhawkins(8A Dallas)

Interesting apple. Darn, guess I need to find space for 1 more tree.

Here is a link that might be useful: grand gala

    Bookmark   September 7, 2013 at 6:34PM
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bhawkins(8A Dallas)

another link

Here is a link that might be useful: Purdue Grand Gala

    Bookmark   September 7, 2013 at 6:42PM
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alan haigh

Yes, but does it taste like a Gala?

In the northeast I don't find this apple any more distinctive than Red Delicious. I'm guessing it's a better apple elsewhere because it doesn't get dissed the way RD does.

Sure is a grower friendly tree.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2013 at 7:29AM
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ltilton

I don't consider large size a virtue in itself. If the Purdue site is right and it has other virtues such as crispness, very well.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2013 at 10:06AM
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olpea(zone 6 KS)

"In the northeast I don't find this apple any more distinctive than Red Delicious."

I can't stand the Galas sold in stores. They've soured me so much on the flavor I refuse to plant a Gala. Maybe home-grown Galas are much better than store-bought, but I'll probably never plant one to know for sure.

Store bought Fuji, Pink Lady, and Honeycrisp are much better. I don't grow any of them except Fuji, which has been in the ground at least 5 years and hasn't fruited yet.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2013 at 6:10PM
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