Royal Gala Apple Trees – Malus Domestica Royal Gala


The Royal Gala Apple tree, scientifically known as Malus Domestica ‘Royal Gala’, is a highly esteemed variety famed for its sweet, crisp apples. While originating from New Zealand, these trees have adapted excellently to the UK climate and offer several distinctive features.


Royal Gala Apple Trees – Malus Domestica ‘Royal Gala’

The Royal Gala Apple tree, scientifically known as Malus Domestica ‘Royal Gala’, is a highly esteemed variety famed for its sweet, crisp apples. While originating from New Zealand, these trees have adapted excellently to the UK climate and offer several distinctive features.

Distinctive Features

The Royal Gala apple tree sets itself apart from other trees in England through its small to medium-sized fruit renowned for its extraordinary sweetness and crunch. The apples, identifiable by their attractive red blush stripes over a yellow to orange background, offer a feast for the eyes as well as the palate.

Perfect for British Garden Design

Royal Gala apple trees make for a charming addition to British gardens. They’re compact growers, typically reaching a height of 3-4 metres, making them an ideal choice for smaller gardens or spaces. Their beautiful spring blossom, characterised by pink buds opening to white flowers, and their visually appealing fruit in autumn, add colour and interest throughout the year.

Wildlife Benefits

These trees offer substantial benefits to local wildlife. Their fragrant blossoms are an attraction for a variety of pollinators, including bees and butterflies, supporting local biodiversity. In autumn and winter, the fallen apples serve as a welcome food source for birds and other wildlife.

Growth and Lifespan

Royal Gala apple trees exhibit a moderate growth rate, with an average annual increase in height of about 30-45 cm. They are long-lived trees, with proper care and favourable conditions allowing them to provide bountiful harvests for many decades.

Flowering, Fruit, and Reproduction

Royal Gala apple trees bloom in mid to late spring, filling the garden with their lovely blossoms. Although they are partially self-fertile and can produce fruit without a pollinator, cross-pollination with another apple variety can significantly improve their yield.

The fruit is typically ready for harvest from late August to early September. The apples are particularly known for their sweet flavour and slightly tart undertones, making them perfect for eating fresh off the tree.

Distribution in the UK

While Royal Gala apple trees can be found throughout the UK, they tend to prefer areas with a relatively mild and less rainy climate, such as the south and east. These trees have become increasingly popular in private gardens and commercial orchards alike, thanks to the exceptional quality of their fruit.

In summary, Royal Gala apple trees are a wonderful choice for any British garden. Not only do they offer tasty and attractive fruit, but they also contribute to the ecosystem and serve as a beautiful addition to the landscape. With a Royal Gala apple tree in your garden, you can look forward to many years of delightful blossoms and delicious harvests.


Use any of the codes below at checkout to save on your plants.

Use Code: LARGE5 to get 5% off when you spend £500.

Use Code: LARGE7.5 to get 7.5% off when you spend £1000.

Use Code: LARGE10 to get 10% off when you spend £2000.

Use Code: LARGE15 to get 15% off when you spend £5000.


Box/Parcel – Used for plants sized 0-70cm, costs £12. Order £100 worth of plants of that size to qualify for free delivery! Parcel deliveries are always sent for next day delivery unless otherwise specified.

Pallet – Used for plants sized 71-230cm, costs £60. Order £350 worth of plants to qualify for free pallet delivery! We always send our pallets for next day delivery, unless requested otherwise.

Private Van – Used for plants sized 231cm and taller, costs £60. Order £350 worth to get free private van delivery!

In all cases you can request a private van delivery, where your plants are delivered by us. Upon your request we can re-evaluate your delivery fee and let you know of the delivery time.

Please note, for pallet and box deliveries we use third party companies to deliver the goods. Not often, but occasionally some delays may happen due to unforeseen circumstances, which are out of our control. For this reason, we ask you to never book gardeners, contractors, or other industry professionals for the estimated delivery date. Please do not book days off work or cancel other commitments specifically for your plant delivery to avoid disappointment.

Not home? No problem!

If you are not home at the time of your delivery, don’t worry! With your permission, we will instruct our trusted couriers to leave your plants in a safe place. If you have any requirements, or a preferred safe place for your plant delivery, please ensure to leave us a note along with your order, or simply give us a call.

Specialized Delivery

If you have any special requirements regarding your delivery, please add it to your order notes or call us on 01603 327269. Always include any delivery restrictions into your order note so appropriate vehicles and good carriers can be used to deliver your plants.

Please note that we currently are unable to deliver to Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland due to Brexit rules and regulations.

For more delivery information refer to our terms and conditions here.

You may also like…

  • Sale!

    Harrod Blend NPK Fertiliser

    Select options