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Ballarat Seedling Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees



Ballarat Seedling Apple Trees for sale - order online

We supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.




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.




Main characteristics of Ballarat Seedling

Use Dual Cul & Des
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Late Oct
Season of use  Dec-Apr

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy

Pollination date  10
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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