Ballerina Flamenco® Apple trees

Ballerina Flamenco apple tree

Flamenco is one of the better Ballerina style apples for eating fresh, however it is grown primarily for its unique ornamental value. The tree grows as single columnar stem with no side-branches, and the apples are borne on short spurs the length of the stem, creating an interesting pole-like effect.

Flamenco has white apple blossom in spring and dark red apples late in the autumn.

Ballerina Flamenco® is a protected variety.

Ballerina Flamenco apple trees for sale

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Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year - 12l pot - MM106 rootstock £32.95

Bare-root fruit trees

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £19.50 Sold outalert me

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

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Summary features of Ballerina Flamenco

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Light
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Attractive tree
  • Overall disease resistance: Poor?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Red
  • Leaf colour: Green

Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Ballerina Flamenco

Ballerina Flamenco is in flowering group 3. Ballerina Flamenco is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other apple trees.

How to grow Ballerina Flamenco apple trees

Flamenco should reach a maximum height of about 3m / 10ft after 5 years or so - often a bit less. There is no need to stake the tree unless you have very sandy soil or a windy situation.

No pruning is usually necessary, but if a longer side-shoot starts to develop just remove it. After 5 years or so you can also thin out some of the fruiting spurs if they appear to be becoming congested.

When planting this variety as a 1-year bare-root tree, do not prune back the stem (contrary to what is suggested in our main planting instructions).

Flamenco can also be grown in a large patio container.

Historical details

Developed from a variety called McIntosh Wijcik, a natural columnar mutation of the well-known Canadian McIntosh apple variety, crossed with Court Pendu Plat and Cox's Orange Pippin. Flamenco is also sometimes known as Obelisk.

Ballerina Flamenco® is a protected variety.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Ballerina Flamenco'


UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.