Gala apple tree from seed.

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  1. benzlove

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    I planted gala apple seeds in my AeroGarden. I have two trees growing, but I recently found out that I'm not going to get the same type of apple I planted.

    What kind of apple tree will it be?

    Should I plant another variety to get a better tasting apple through pollination? (I plan on planting these outside next to each other).

    Next time, what can I plant from seed that will grow exactly what I tasted?

    Thank you in advance...
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    To get true-to-type orchard fruit cultivars buy grafted stock from a nursery.
     
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    Where can I find those in LA?

    Is there a book any of you recommend on grafting?
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Ordinarily any apple trees found at any local garden centers will be clonal propagations of named cultivars. See the Apple table in the Sunset WESTERN GARDEN BOOK for locally successful varieties, then look for those (find your Sunset Climate Zone in the zone map section, then see which zones are listed for each apple variety in the Apple table).
     
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    The tree that you get from planting the seeds of a Gala apple will be of another generation. 50% of is DNA will come from Gala (the mother plant) and 50% will come from the pollen (in this case, an unknown father plant). It may resemble Gala, or it may not. Just as your children may or may not resemble you.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Apple trees tend to vary to an unusual degree when raised from seed.
     

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