Apple (Dwarf Blush Babe) Standard Tree

Apple (Dwarf Blush Babe) Standard Tree


Regular price $55.00
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WE ARE CURRENTLY TAKING PREORDERS FOR APPLE BLUSH BABE. Purchase as normal through out website.  We will deliver in July, after we our stock has arrived from the supplier.   

You won't need a ladder to pick the crisp, delicious apples on your Apple Blush Babe tree!  This dwarf Apple variety tops out at two metres high, and is perfect for container growing.  You'll also be happy to know that it is a relatively low maintenance tree, requiring little to no pruning.   

Urban Bounty Dwarf Apple Blush Babe trees are 60cm standards.

About Dwarf Apple Blush Babe Apple (Delgrana, Croquella) Trees

Although Apples are grown across the world today, they originally came from central Asia.  Their wild ancestor, the Malus sieversil, can still be found there today.

Apple Blush Babe is a gorgeous dwarf Apple variety, grown into a 60cm standard shape.  Grown exclusively by Waimea nurseries, this tree only grows to about 2 metres high, so it is ideal for small gardens.  

Apple Blush Babe delivers an abundant display of beautiful apple blossoms in late spring, and delicious red fruit in February and March.  The apples are full-sized, and red, with a crisp but juicy texture.

An Apple Blush Babe tree would look gorgeous in an elegant or courtyard garden setting and can be grown in a large container underplanted with herbs.

Culinary Uses for Apple Blush Babe Apples (Delgrana, Croquella)

Delicious apples are so versatile in the kitchen and Apple Blush Babe are no exception.  Squeeze some lemon juice over fine slices of apple, and serve on a platter with honeycomb and crackers - it is a taste sensation!

While Apple Blush Babe apples aren't the traditional green variety, they can still be used to make delicious apple crumble, or apple pie (check out our recipe!)  They also work well julienned into fine batons and added to a winter coleslaw.  Mint works well in this dish too.

Growing Conditions - Apple Blush Babe

Apples thrive in sunny, sheltered positions.  While Apple Blush Babe is mildly frost tolerate, it will do best if sheltered from frost.  This tree is a hardy variety that will adjust to various soil types (including clay), but the reality is that it will do best in fertile, well-draining soil.   

Keep your Apple tree well watered in hot, dry weather, when fruiting, and as your tree is getting established. Also make sure your tree is well fed by applying compost and a small amount of Morganics fertiliser in autumn and spring.  

Although Apple Blush Babe is a self fertile variety, we would still companion plant it with herbs and flowers that attract pollinators - Rosemary, Lavender, Coriander, Dill, Nasturtium, and Chamomile.  Legumes are also good companion plants for Apples.

Apple Blush Babe is grown on a disease resistant rootstock, so little spraying is required unless you live in an area with wet springs and hot humid weather.   

A dwarf variety with a good shape, little to no pruning is required to keep your Apple Blush Babe in tip top condition.  Simply thin out the leaves and fruit every now and then to allow good air movement and light penetration.

Climate and Seasonal Planting Information - Apple Blush Babe

Apple Blush Babe is best planted in areas with some winter chill and protected from hard spring frosts.  Plant your Apple Blush Babe in winter, when it is 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: 

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:  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:

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.