Apple (Ballerina Waltz) Columnar Apple
FRUIT-APPLE-2-7Regular price $55.00
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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.