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Ballerina Flamenco® apple trees

Malus domestica
Ballarina Flamenco
Ballerina Flamenco is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
A ballerina-style apple tree which grows as columnar minarette.

Ballerina Flamenco apple trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG11-year 7L pot-grown tree MM106 rootstock £37.95
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree M116 rootstock £26.50
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
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  • BR21-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £25.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
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Next deliveries

Order now for delivery from November for pot grown trees or January onwards for bare-root trees. Mixed pot grown and bare-root trees orders will be sent out from January onwards.

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

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
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

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

Problems

  • Disease resistancePoor

Identification

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