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Ballerina Apple Flamenco
Ballerina Apple Flamenco
Ballerina Apple Flamenco

Ballerina Apple 'Flamenco'

Perfectly formed and highly productive, the perfect easy-to-grow apple
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Edible
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
  • Perfectly suited for the British climate, 'Flamenco' will reach only 2m height after 5 years
  • Easy trees to harvest as the apples naturally grow on small spurs close to the main stem
  • Productive fruit trees and spectacular garden ornaments when grown in a large pot
  • Ballerina 'Flamenco' has lovely white spring blosson followed by a good crop of juicy red apples
  • Supplied in a 5L pot, 90-110cm tall
5L potted - Item: 300180
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Product Description

Ballerina apple trees are the original and best columnar fruit trees as their unique, virtually branchless habit is a genetic trait and not just a result of intensive nursery training and pruning. This means they are sure to keep their shape over the years without further skilled pruning.

Reaching only 2m height after 5 years, Ballerina 'Flamenco' are the easiest trees to harvest as the apples naturally occur on small spurs close to the main stem. As well as being productive fruit trees, Ballerinas make spectacular garden ornaments when grown in a large pot. They are superb patio plants and look wonderful displayed either side of a doorway or garden gate where you can really appreciate their lovely white spring blossom followed by a good crop of juicy red apples.

Raised at the famous East Malling Research Station in Kent, they are perfectly suited for the British climate, making them easy to grow and reliable  perfect for novice gardeners or those strapped for time.

Supplied as a 90-110cm tall established plant in a 5L pot ready for immediate planting.

 

 


 

What Is Supplied

Item 300180 supplied as:

Supplied as an estlablished plant, 90-110cm tall in a 5L pot, ready for immediate planting.

This apple will reach approx 2m in 5 years and is ideal for growing in a large pot.

Plant Information

Top Tips

  • Keep well-watered, and if growing in a pot, use a good quality, soil-based compost.

 

Care Guide

Planting advice for Ballerina 'Flamenco':

  • Dig a hole twice the width of the pot, forking over the bottom to loosen the soil, then add some good-quality fertiliser, compost or well-rotted manure. Plant at the same depth as the tree was in its pot.
  • Holding the tree upright in position with one hand, slowly backfill the hole with soil, so the soil falls back around the roots.
  • Compact the soil around the plant with your heel to ensure good contact around the roots.
  • If you are planting into pots, place some old rocks, stones or gravel in the bottom of the pot for drainage and ballast. Use the best compost you can buy and some sand or grit for drainage.
  • For all trees, use our Tree Planting Kits including stakes, rubber ties and mycorrhizal fungi, which is proven to aid tree growth and development.
  • Push 40cm of each stake into the soil next to each tree. Make a figure of eight around both the trunk and stake with a tie and fasten it off. Spread mycorrhizal granules in contact with the roots when planting.
  • Mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel or bark.
  • Do not allow plants to dry out.

 Aftercare advice for Ballerina 'Flamenco':

  • Ballerina Apple 'Flamenco' is in flowering group 3 and will need 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.
  • Flamenco should reach a maximum height of about 2m / 10ft after 5 years or so and there is no need to stake the tree unless you have very sandy soil or an exposed situation.
  • Plants should be kept well-watered, especially if grown in a container.

 Pruning advice for Ballerina 'Flamenco':

  • No pruning is usually necessary, even when planting out, as trees naturally form a neat column.
  • Prune established trees in summer using good-quality secateurs, removing weak shoots and overlapping branches  this will encourage more fruit growth the following year.
  • Removed any damaged branches and if any long side shoots grow, they can be removed also.
  • After 5 years or so you can also thin out some of the fruiting spurs if they appear to be congested.


Planting / Flowering Calendar
Best Time To Plant
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
200cm
50cm
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Ballerina Apple 'Flamenco'
Ballerina Apple 'Flamenco'
5L potted
Item: 300180
Only £24.99