|Hybrid parentage||(Cox's Orange Pippin x Court Pendu Plat) × Wijcik McIntosh|
|Cultivar||'Flamenco' or 'Ballerina Obelisk'|
|Origin||England, 1950 - 1999|
Flamenco, also known as Ballerina Obelisk, is a cultivar of domesticated apple that bears apples good for eating fresh, and is grown for its unusual ornamental properties. The tree grows in a straight up columnar style, with many small fruit-bearing branches. 'Flamenco' is one of a series of apple tree cultivars that share a registered trademark under the name Ballerina.
Flamenco was developed in Kent, England, between the years 1950 and 1999 by the East Malling Research Station, when they crossed a hybrid of the English Cox's Orange Pippin and the French Court Pendu Plat with the "Wijcik McIntosh", which itself is a columnar mutation of the Canadian McIntosh apple.
The apple itself is very good for fresh eating, having a sharper style flavor like the Cox's Orange Pippin, it harvests at late season, and keeps fresh about one or two months. It is a very attractive tree, but needs good gardening skills and is susceptible to many apple diseases.
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