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 Gala in Container 
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Joined: Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:40 pm
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Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Post Gala in Container
I have a Gala grafted onto an M27 rootstock at the exchange this year. It is in a 1 gal container and has about 18" of new growth on the scion. Since space is a problem in my yard I plan to grow it in a container.

I would like opinions on container size and type , planting soil, and planting instructions.

Thanks!


Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:21 am
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Location: Riverside, Southern California USDA Zone 10a
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I vote for about a 20-gallon container filled with plain dirt and topped with about 4 inches of a coarse mulch, such as shredded bark or wood chips. This has done well for us and the decaying mulch will feed your dirt all that the apple needs.

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Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:59 pm
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Joined: Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:40 pm
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Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
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Thanks for your input Applenut. Sounds easy enough if I can locate/build a 20 gal pot. I may repot to a 5-10 gal container this fall and go for the big one next year.


Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:14 pm
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