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.
- 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:
- Greensleeves (parent)
Also known as
Bolero identification photos from official fruit collections
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Bolero identification photos from website visitors
Fruit tree register
Do you have a tree of this variety in your garden or orchard? If so please register the details here and contribute to our international register of fruit trees.
The following Bolero trees have been registered - click the name to view more details of each tree.
You can also view these trees on a map.
- Andrew in carlisle, cumbria
- Graham Bell in COLDSTREAM, BERWICKSHIRE
- Marian Fitch in STREET, SOMERSET
Latest Spring blossom records for this variety
- April 2012 - tree owned by Graham in COLDSTREAM, United Kingdom
- May 2010 - tree owned by Kerstin in Västerås, Sweden
- 24th April 2010 - tree owned by Marian in STREET, United Kingdom
- May 2009 - tree owned by Kerstin in Västerås, Sweden
Latest harvest records for this variety
- September 2012 - tree owned by Graham in COLDSTREAM, United Kingdom
- 1st week October 2010 - tree owned by Kerstin in Västerås, Sweden
Where to buy fresh fruit
No orchards have registered as growing this variety. If you grow this and want to register please go to our Orchard Registration form.