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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 special order

We do not stock this variety, but we might be able to produce trees for you through our custom grafting service, depending on the availability of suitable grafting material. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Ballarat Seedling tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Ballarat Seedling tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Ballarat Seedling tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Ballarat Seedling tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Ballarat Seedling tree custom-grafted on M25 rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

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).

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