Image of Columnar Apple Tree (Ballerina Waltz), as sold by Urban Bounty NZ.  Ballerina Waltz is a dwarf apple tree that grows in a narrow spire.  The apples in the image are red, tinged with green.  The tree has dark green glossy leaves in a pointed oval shape.

Apple (Ballerina Waltz) Columnar Apple

FRUIT-APPLE-2-7

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WE ARE CURRENTLY TAKING PREORDERS FOR BALLERINE WALTZ COLUMNAR APPLEs - THESE ARE LIKELY TO BE POPULAR! Purchase as normal through out website.  We will deliver in July, after we our stock has arrived from the supplier.   

You can't get a more compact Apple tree than a Ballerina Waltz columnar!  Columnar Apple trees are narrow and upright like a spire.  They look amazing on either side of an entry or gateway, and produce lots of delicious red/green fruit up the length of the 'column'.

Urban Bounty Ballerina Waltz Columnar Apple trees are 60 - 90cm high.

About Ballerina Waltz Columnar Apple Trees (Malus domestica)

Archaeologists have found evidence that people have been eating Apples since 6,500 B.C. - fancy that!  This fruit must have been the original 'fast food'!

Ballerina Waltz Columnar Apple trees grow up in a spire shape, rather than out like a traditional fruit tree.  They are the perfect fruit tree for an urban garden, but can also make a real statement alongside the entry to your home.

Ballerina Waltz is a dwarf variety that grows to between 3 and 4 metres tall and just 60 centimetres wide.  It produces beautiful pale pink blossoms in spring, and juicy red apples in April.  You can generally expect fruit 3 - 4 years after planting.

This Apple tree is the perfect choice for an elegant or apartment garden.

Culinary Uses for Ballerina Waltz Columnar Apple Tress

Ballerina Waltz Apples have a tangy flavour and crisp texture when  eaten fresh and you can't get any fresher than if you pick it off your own tree!  These apples are also good for drying. 

If you have fruit to spare, use Ballerina Waltz Apples in a quick Waldorf salad, or a winter salsa with fresh herbs. 

Growing Conditions - Ballerina Waltz Columnar Apple Trees

Apples love the sun, and shelter from wind and frost (which can damage fragile spring blossoms).  Ballerina Waltz prefer fertile, well-draining soil, but are grafted onto a rootstock that will tolerate other soil types, including clay. 

Ballerina Waltz isn't self fertile, so we recommend planting it alongside other Apple trees for fruit pollination.  We like to add a handful of Morganics fertiliser when planting, as this helps establish a good root system. Companion plant with wild flowers, and herbs like Dill, Basil, Rosemary and Lavender.

Water your Apple tree regularly while it is getting established, in hot, dry weather, and when fruiting.  A little compost and small amounts of Morganics fertiliser in autumn and spring will encourage the development of a healthy tree and good fruit crop.

If pruning, wait until late winter, so that the cuts heal in spring.    Simply thin out the leaves and some green fruit  to allow good air movement and light penetration.

Climate and Seasonal Planting Information - Ballerina Waltz Columnar Apple

Ballerina Waltz is best planted in areas with some winter chill and protected from hard spring frosts.  Deciduous fruit trees like Apple trees are generally planted in winter, when they are dormant.  

We offer a replacement guarantee

To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

What will postage cost?

Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz 

How often do you dispatch?

To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

How do you package your products?

We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  

 

Where do you deliver to? 

We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options: info@urbanbounty.co.nz

Do you deliver to post office boxes?

Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.