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Flamenco apple

A columnar or ballarina style apple variety.

Also known as

  • Obelisk

Flamenco apple identification images

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  • Ballerina Flamenco
  • Ballerina Flamenco

USDA identification images for Flamenco

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

    Parents and other ancestors of this variety

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    United Kingdom


    • a Bear in TOOLANGI, VIC
    • Warren in Cobram, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA


    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Parentage: (Cox x Court Pendu Plat) x Wijcik McIntosh
    • Originates from: Kent, United Kingdom
    • Introduced: 1970s
    • Developed by: East Malling Research Station
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1999-027


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous


    • Picking season: Mid
    • Keeping (of fruit): 2-3 weeks
    • Flavour quality: Average
    • Flavour style (apples): Sharper
    • Discoloration of fruit: Oxidising
    • Cropping: Light
    • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Picking period: early September
    • Wildlife: RHS Plants for Pollinators


    • Gardening skill: Average
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Pollinating others: Average
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Vigour: Average vigour
    • Bearing regularity: Regular
    • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
    • Attractive features: Attractive tree / plant
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile


    • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cold (< 20C / 67F)

    Other qualities

    • Disease resistance: Poor

    Where to buy trees

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    Where to buy fresh fruit

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