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A red and green late season Ballerina apple which naturally grows in a columnar form.

Origin: Kent UK, 1976

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

Polka apple trees for sale

MM111 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Vigorous) £20.50 Sold-out

History and description of Polka

Polka is a Ballerina apple variety raised at East Malling Research Station, Kent UK in 1976 from a Wijcik McIntosh x Golden Delicious. Medium sized, round conical fruit. Smooth dark red flushed skin. Crisp and juicy with a flavour similar to Spartan.

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.

Characteristics of Polka apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeSep
Season of useSep-Oct
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habit
Pollination date5
Pollination groupB
PollinatorsPollination partners