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Apple 'Gala' (Mini Fruit Tree)

Malus

Hardy Tree

Enjoy the crisp sweet flavour of freshly picked fruit from this dwarf apple tree. Specially bred dwarf variety, producing large dessert apples on stems reaching only 1m (3' 3") tall - just perfect for the patio! Supplied pot grown, 30-40cm (12-16") in height. Illustrated pot not supplied.

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How to plant and grow patio fruit


Culinary information: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Click here for more details about edible flowers.

Ideal For:
kitchen garden, patio
Flowering Period:
May
Position:
full sun
    • 1 apple plant in 9cm pot

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    • Despatch: Within 14 days
    • £12.99
These trees are self fertile, but fruit set will be improved if more than one tree is grown. They should be positioned close to another to encourage cross pollination. Plant apple trees directly into well drained, sunny borders that have been enriched with well rotted manure or garden compost. When planting apple trees in containers, repot into 30cm pots in a well drained, soil based compost such as John Innes No. 3. Plant trees at the same soil level as they were in their original pots and firm them into their new containers. Water well and position in full sun.
Feed and water mini fruit trees regularly throughout the summer. Remove some of the fruit in the first year to allow the tree to focus some of its energy towards growing strong stems as well as fruit. Mini apples require only light pruning in Spring to keep their shape. If flower buds are obvious, try not to prune them away as these will form the fruit crop later in the year. In spring, while the ground is moist, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of trees grown directly in borders. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer.Container grown plants will require repotting into increasingly larger pots up to 60cm (2') diameter as they increase in size.
Due to local government restrictions, we are no longer able to supply this variety to the Channel Islands.

We will do our best to ship your plants or bulbs to you at the ideal time for planting as stated against each product. We recommend that you prepare your soil, planting beds or patio containers ahead of time so you are ready to plant out, or pot on, just as soon as your order arrives. You will find the name of the variety printed on the top line of the address label on your package. Please ensure that you open the packaging immediately and carefully read through the instruction leaflet provided. For greatest success, please pot on or plant out as soon as possible, following the cultural instructions enclosed with your order.
Reviews
  1. Fruit trees

    By Elizabeth MacKenzie 18-09-2016

    I got dwarf Apple,plum and cherry tree they are in containers cherry has produced fruit but the others just put on foliage long btanches and no fruit . Any suggestions I have been very happy with other purchases from you. Should also say the trees are 2/3yrs old now

    Our Reply

    " Thank you for your review. This may be down to a variety of factors. If you can please email us directly at care@vmplants.com with some photos of your trees and some information in regards to the growing condition, one of our team will be more than happy to help. "

    Ryan - Van Meuwen
    Customer Care Team
    19-09-2016

  2. very bad buy

    By denis elvin 05-10-2014

    I received this yesterday 4/10/14, it was broken in two and most of the soil/ compost was all over the box. I will be closing my account with Van Meuwen as I have never seen a plant in such a state.

    Our Reply

    " Thank you for your review. Please contact our customer care department on care@vmplants.com with full details and one of our agents will be more than happy to assist you with this matter. "

    Natalie - Van Meuwen
    Customer Care Team
    06-10-2014

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