Apple - Charlotte

Charlotte Apple

Malus domestica
A late season Ballerina cooking apple which naturally grows in a columnar form.

Origin: Kent UK 1988

Pollination:  Charlotte is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees



Charlotte Apple Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.


Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
Price
Quantity
MM111 - Vigorous   1 year Ballerina
£17.50
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History and description of Charlotte

Charlotte a Ballerina apple variety raised at East Malling Research Station, Kent UK in 1988 from a Wijcik McIntosh x Greensleeves. Large flat-round, ribbed and irregular shaped fruit. Red flush and lines over a light green skin. The sharp flesh cooks to a puree but is less acid than Bramley's Seedling.

Ballerina trees naturally grow in a columnar form. Side branches are not normally produced and the fruit is borne on the main trunk. They are very slow growing and will usually be much smaller in size when supplied than to other apple trees. Because of their slow growth rate and naturally dwarfing habit they are usually grafted on fairly vigorous rootstocks such as MM106 and MM111. They will grow up to 8ft (2.4m) in height. They require no pruning other than the removal of side branches when they occasionally form.



Main characteristics of Charlotte

Use Culinary
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Early Oct
Season of use  Oct-Dec

Tree vigour  Moderate
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good

Pollination date  10
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Other names  Irishspire