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Ballerina Samba Apple Trees

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Misc Spur Fruiting
Shade Full Sun
Area Scotland & The North
Soil Good, Well Drained
Pollination Group Pollination Group B
Fruiting Mid Season Fruiting
Type Eating

Malus domestica Ballerina Samba

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Ballerina Samba Eating Apple Trees

Ballerina Samba Apple Trees. Fantastic compact eating variety, perfect for small gardens.

Browse our full range of apple trees see the full variety of fruit trees available online.

These apple trees produce masses of highly decorative bright ruby-red crisp and juicy fruits for eating straight from the tree. It's one of the best of the minarette varieties for eating fresh, but they can also be made into a delicious crab apple jelly.

It grows as a compact columnar form with little or no side shoots, to about 3 metres. This means it really lends itself to being trained as a cordon, and is perfect for growing in a container making it suitable for the tiniest of gardens or even a balcony.


    • Fruit: Eating. Red. Small in size. Crisp Texture.
    • Pollination: Group B.
    • Harvesting: October - stores well.
    • Characteristics: Hardy, deep pink blossom, column-shaped form
    • Suitable for: Containers, training, tight spaces like walled corners.

Great for your garden:

Best planted in a sunny sheltered spot out of the wind. It can look really striking when used as an architectural plant within a contemporary scheme.

It can be trained on wires as a cordon or planted in a large container on a patio or balcony. It has beautiful deep carmine flowers in April and May that are really attractive to bees and other pollinating insects. It is fully hardy and needs no protection in winter.

Look out for:
Ballerina trees can be quite prone to disease, and so they may call for the use of chemical sprays making them unsuitable for organic cultivation.

Did you know?

Occasionally, new varieties will arise from chance seedlings with unusual characteristics that are found randomly growing in the wild.
They are known as "sports" and they are spontaneous natural mutations at a genetic level that can affect features like colour, or growth habit. This means that if material is propagated from this parent plant then the resulting plants will maintain these characteristics.

This is the case of the 'Ballerina' apples, which are the result of selective breeding from a sport found in Canada in the 1950's. Samba is relatively new, from 2008.

How Apple Trees are Measured & Delivered:

Our fruit trees are delivered in up to 3 shapes and you can also buy selected apple trees as ready made cordons.

Maiden: This unbranched tree is the smallest starting size. You can train maidens into espaliers and cordons.
Cordon: Ballerina Samba trees are spur bearers, so they are suitable for cordons & espaliers.
Bush: This is a style of freestanding tree with a short trunk of about 60cms. It will grow to about 3 metres tall.
Half-Standard: This is a freestanding style that will grow into a full sized, "normal" apple tree, about 4 metres tall.

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  • Standard box

    (Bareroots up to


    including VAT per order


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  • Large box

    (Pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


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  • Trees & Hedging

    (Bareroots &
    trees 1.2m+)


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  • Pallets

    (Root balls, large pots,
    trees etc)


    including VAT per order


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    Over £240 inc VAT

Bareroot planting is best done between October and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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