Malus domestica 'BOLERO'

Malus domestica
Malus domestica 'BOLERO'
columnar apple - medium early
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 2-3m
USUAL WIDTH 0.4-0.5m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
COLOUR OF FLOWERS white
BLOOMING TIME April - May
LOCATION full sun
SOIL TYPE any (acidic to alkaline)
SOIL MOISTURE REQUIREMENTS evenly moist but well-drained
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Fruit trees
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Bolero is a columnar apple tree from the Ballerina® series. All its varieties come from the same parent - the Wijcik McIntosh variety. It originated as a sport of the McIntosh variety and exhibited strictly upright and columnar growth. Although the taste of the original sport is somewhat lacklustre, subsequent hybrids are crossed with renowned commercial varieties of great flavour and other qualities. Since all columnar apple trees are naturally dwarf or compact in habit, they are commonly grafted onto more vigorous rootstocks such as MM106 or MM111 for better growth.

Bolero columnar apple tree makes medium-sized, rounded to slightly cylindrical fruits with a smooth, green skin that turns yellow as it ripens and takes on faint red tones. The flesh is almost white and its taste is best compared to James Grieve – very juicy, crispy, and pleasantly sweet with low acidity. It matures from about mid-September and has a short shelf life. It is a great dessert apple. Bolero is a cross between Wijcik McIntos and Greensleeves and was developed at the East Malling Research Station in Kent, England, and introduced in 1976.

Most columnar apple trees are highly resistant to common diseases such as scab and powdery mildew. It is self-sterile and needs another variety of apple tree for pollination (from group A or B).

Apple trees will grow in almost any well-drained soil in full sun, but for best yields provide them with deep, fertile soil with some clay content in lower parts with adequate moisture after planting and fruit formation. They set fruit mainly on horizontal branches. Due to its columnar habit, it forms short, lateral, fruiting shoots, so pruning is usually not needed. It grows rather slowly and makes a handsome slender tree for a small garden or a large planter. Hardy to min. -30 °C (USDA zone 5).

Last update: 08-02-2023
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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