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Ballerina Flamenco® apple trees

Malus domestica
Ballerina Flamenco
Ballerina Flamenco is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Mid
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3
Flamenco (also known as Obelisk) is a ballerina-style apple tree which grows as columnar minarette.

Ballerina Flamenco apple trees for sale

Sorry we have not produced any trees of this variety this season.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

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.

How to grow

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.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Flamenco was 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 characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates

Using

  • Picking seasonMid
  • CroppingLight
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Food usesEating fresh

Problems

  • Disease resistancePoor

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colourRed