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Bolero® apple

Last updated 29 Dec 2013.

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One of the 'Ballerina' style apple varieties, developed from a McIntosh sport called Wijcik which grows in a naturally columnar style with no side-branches.

Bolero phototape


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: McIntosh Wijcik x Greensleeves
  • Originates from: United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1976
  • Developed by: East Malling Research Station
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1237
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1987-044


  • Harvest period: Early-Mid season


  • Flowering period: Very early season
  • Flowering group: 0
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Weak growing
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999

Relationships to other varieties

Parents and other ancestors of this variety:

Also known as

  • Tuscan

Bolero identification photos from official fruit collections

UK National Fruit Collection

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UK National Fruit Collection

Bolero identification photos from website visitors

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Bolero apples

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United Kingdom


Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2012 season

  • April  2012  - tree owned by Graham in Coldstream, United Kingdom

2010 season

  • May  2010  - tree owned by Kerstin in Västerås, Sweden
  • 24th April  2010  - tree owned by Marian in Street, United Kingdom

2009 season

  • May  2009  - tree owned by Kerstin in Västerås, Sweden

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Latest harvest records for this variety

2012 season

  • September  2012  - tree owned by Graham in Coldstream, United Kingdom

2010 season

  • 1st week October  2010  - tree owned by Kerstin in Västerås, Sweden

2009 season

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