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Gala Vs Grand Gala apples from Starkbros nursery.

Posted by tonytran 5a Omaha, NE (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 7, 13 at 12:39

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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RE: Gala Vs Grand Gala apples from Starkbros nursery.

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Sat, Sep 7, 13 at 13:45

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


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RE: Gala Vs Grand Gala apples from Starkbros nursery.

FN,

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

Tony

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


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RE: Gala Vs Grand Gala apples from Starkbros nursery.

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

Here is a link that might be useful: grand gala


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RE: Gala Vs Grand Gala apples from Starkbros nursery.

another link

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


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RE: Gala Vs Grand Gala apples from Starkbros nursery.

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.


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RE: Gala Vs Grand Gala apples from Starkbros nursery.

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.


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RE: Gala Vs Grand Gala apples from Starkbros nursery.

  • Posted by olpea zone 6 KS (My Page) on
    Sun, Sep 8, 13 at 18:10

"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.


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