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Ballarat Seedling



A large dual purpose apple requiring a good summer in the UK to ripen well.

Origin: Australia, 1900

Pollination: Ballarat Seedling is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Ballarat Seedling apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

History and description of Ballarat Seedling

Originates from Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. Believed to have been a seedling of Dunn's Seedling. Grown in Australia and New Zealand until 1970's. Large, round fruit. Greenish yellow skin with a pink flush. Fails to ripen well in the UK and is often rather acid in taste. Keeps very well retaining its crispness. Heavy cropper. Spurs freely.

Characteristics of Ballarat Seedling apple trees

UseDual Cul & Des
ColourFlushed
FlavourSharp
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeLate Oct
Season of useDec-Apr
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingHeavy
Pollination date10
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners