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Buckeye Gala® Apple Tree

(2 customer reviews)

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Begins shipping mid-April.

Pollinator required to bear fruit

Begins shipping

Pollinator required to bear fruit

Prized for fresh snacking and baking.

A gorgeous Gala that’s handsomely colored: the fruit is a bright apple-red with distinguishing dark stripes. Prized for both fresh snacking and baking your favorite apple treats. In proper storage conditions, Buckeye Gala keeps for up to 7 months. A relative newcomer to the Gala family, it was discovered circa 1994 in Ohio. Ripens mid-late August. Pollinator required: Choose another early or mid-blooming apple variety.


Bloom ColorWhite
Fruit ColorRed
Fruit SizeMedium
Ripens/HarvestMid-late August
Soil CompositionLoamy
TextureFine, crisp
Soil MoistureWell Drained
Shade LevelFull Sun
Bloom PeriodEarly-Mid
Years to Bear2-5
Hardiness Zone Range5-8

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

Semi-Dwarf  3.5 – 4.5 m tall x 3.5 – 4.5 m wide (12 – 15′ tall x 12 – 15′ wide)

Recommended Spacing

Semi-Dwarf 3.5 – 4.5 m (12 – 15′)

Ship Height

Semi-dwarf, Bare-root Ships 0.9 – 1.2 m tall (3-4′ tall) with a 9.5 mm (3/8″) trunk.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant a different variety within 15 meters (50 feet) for best pollination.

Recommended Pollinators: Wolf River, Yellow Transparent, Red Delicious, SnowSweet, Royal Empire, Pink Lady, Liberty, Honeycrisp, Empire, Cortland

How do I find my Hardiness Zone?

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2 reviews for Buckeye Gala® Apple Tree


    Planted tree on hunting property in my wild life orchard. The hole filled with water when planted, was afraid of root rot, it survived. Did have to deep water once a week in drought of summer, it was worth it, the tree adapted fine and had good growth. I would recommend to mulch and water when you can for the first few years. Can’t wait till spring for the new growth and maybe bud, the deer will love em. I would definitely buy from Starks again. I have already ordered another 5 apple trees for another small orchard.

  2. Kenneth Coder

    I am waiting for the tree to get bigger. I am using this tree as part of my espalier, so it will take a couple years to bear fruit. I also lost one of the cherry trees as wellas one of the peach trees over the winter. I was a little disappointed, but it is to be expected out here with the dry, wintry conditions.

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