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The Buckeye Gala tree is a very precocious annual bearer with a vigorous, upright, semi-spur habit. Flattened, round shape with prominent, uneven ribs near the base. It matures with other Gala selections and is comparable in size, firmness, fruit quality and storage life. (Long-time apple tester Warren Manhart of Portland, Oregon regards Calville as 'the best pie and sauce apple he has grown'). Origin unknown, planted in France in the early 1600s.
With totally white skin, these white flesh apples hang on the tree like floating goblins. Ripe fruit hangs on the tree until frost, fruit stored properly keeps until April. Ripens after Red Delicious, about with Golden Delicious. Greenish to golden brown russet skin with reddish highlights. Fruit picked early is somewhat sharp and acidic, but mellows after a few weeks off the tree. Resistant to powdery mildew, somewhat resistant to apple scab. Pollenizer required, a midseason or late-blooming variety such as Gala, Fuji, Granny Smith, or Melrose. Sweet and juicy with sprightly flavor, a cross of Mc Intosh and Red Delicious. Good pollenizer for Mutsu, Gravenstein, Winesap, Jonagold.