PATENT OF THE WEEK – APPLE TREE NAMED “GALA SURF”
The Apple Tree named “Gala Surf” was invented by Frederic Brisset, David Brisset on December 25, 2018 bearing patent number USPP30009P3.
‘Gala Surf’ is a new and distinct variety of apple tree (Malus domestica). ‘Gala Surf’ is a natural whole tree mutation of ‘Gala’ (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 3,637) discovered by the inventors in an established ‘Gala’ orchard at Soeurdres, France in 2012. Propagative material of the newly discovered tree was asexually reproduced by budding at Doué la Fontaine, France in 2012 and subsequently fruited through successive generations at Doué la Fontaine, France. ‘Gala Surf’ has been observed to remain true to type over successive asexually propagated generations.
‘Gala Surf’ is a sport mutation of ‘Gala’. The fruit of ‘Gala Surf’ is notable for its early coloring and very dark purple red overcolor.