Apple Tree - Balsam
Apple Taste: sharp
Flowering Group : 2
Rootstock: M106 or M25
Size : Maiden (1-2 years old, around 100cm)
Harvest : November
Vigour : Strong
Balsam was known as 'The farmer's wife's apple'; this smallish, bright green cooking apple was once grown in almost every garden and orchard in Yorkshire. Balsam crops consistently and prolificly with the added bonus of very attractive pinkish-white blossom.
Supplier : R.V. Roger Ltd.
We donate half of our profit on sales of Balsam apple trees to Common Ground
See our section on Pollination Groups to help you select your apple trees.
The rootstock for all our apple trees is the most vigorous available. We try to offer as many apple varieties as we can on M25 rootstock, which will produce the standard trees of a traditional orchard, where they would be planted between 6 and 8 metres apart. Please refer to our size guide for details.
Like all our apple trees, we offer Balsam bare root. At the height of the lifting season there may be up to a month's delay between placing the order and dispatching due to pressure of orders, which are dealt with in date sequence, and the weather. Orders for apple trees taken from March to September are confirmed in September ready for dispatch from November. Please note there is an overall minimum order size of £50.