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Columnar Apple Malini® Mannequin

Columnar Apple Malini® Mannequin


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Product information "Columnar Apple Malini® Mannequin"

Columnar apple trees are elegant. It is no coincidence that the first series of columnar trees was called Ballerina Trees 25 years ago. But Malini ® Mannequin (or is it this Malini® Mannequin) has one more thing: this columnar tree belongs to the more vigorous growing group of Malini (that reach about 3 m high after approx. 7 years in the garden); it is also extraordinarily slim, forms almost no lateral shoots and therefore needs almost no pruning. And the leaves! Only very rarely can one see on such large and strikingly beautiful leaves on an apple tree. This also corresponds to the Malini® Mannequin apple: an elegant apple that is clearly striped lengthwise, just as if the colour alone is not enough for this "vain" apple, as if it needed a robe, a pleated skirt! Mannequin has a rather sweet but aromatic taste. And like all other Malini® columnar trees from our breeding programme, Mannequin is also resistant to scab.
Appearance: An elegant apple, distinctly longitudinally striped, quite as if the colour alone is not enough for this "vain" apple, as if it needed a robe, a pleated skirt!
Texture/firmness: Solid, fine-celled, juicy
Flavour: Very sweet and aromatic; with the outside beauty, the inner beauty also shines through…
Growth: Very narrow, elegant growth with strikingly large leaves, produces almost no side branches, so it keeps its columnar shape, almost without pruning measures; resistant to scab
Harvest/maturity: Mid-September, storable until Christmas
  • Flowering Period April, May
  • Ripeness/Harvest Period September
  • Final height 2m to 3m
  • Final width 60cm to 80cm
  • Available February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Sweetness sweet
  • Use South- and West-facing walls, as a specimen plant
  • Hardiness hardy
  • Soil moist, dry, heavy, moderately heavy, light, slightly alkaline, neutral, slightly acidic
  • Location partial shade, full sun
  • Flower Colour white
  • Leaf Colour green
  • Lubera Breeding This plant was bred by Lubera in Switzerland and placed on the market after extensive testing at our facilities in Buchs (CH) and Bad Zwischenahn (D). In 20 years of work, Lubera's founder and breeder Markus Kobelt has bred more than 80 of his own new varieties for the home garden; they all have the goal of providing you, our customers, with more experience and flavour, easier growing and more resistant, more robust varieties.

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Oct 23, 2017

Columnar apples - best taste (Christoper Mahon)

Hi, I see you sell columnar apples. I can't find any tasting notes online for the varieties you sell. Would you be able to advise - which is the most Cox like flavour in the columnar varieties you sell - which variety grows the tallest with the least lateral shoots - what flowering season the tree(s) above would have? Thank you, Christopher

Oct 25, 2017

Columnar apples (Sonja Dreher)

the taste of columnar apples is more in the sweeter section, it is genetic. They can't be compared to "normal apple-trees".
Subito is the one, who is a little more acidic in the direction of Cox Orange, but still can't be compared to it.

kind regards
Your Lubera Team

May 15, 2017

Columnar Apple trees (Hamish Robertson)

I have a friend interested in growing several trees. What size of container should he buy. The same question for skyscraper columnar plum which I bought earlier this year. All trees and plants are growing well with the exception oft the American black raspberry cross red raspberry Thank you

Mar 7, 2017

Cultivation Advice (Des)

1) are these apples self fertile? 2) should I allow the tree to bear fruit in the first year after planting? 3) are they only for container growing or can I plant in garden soil, and if so will being out of a container affect the eventual growth height and width? thanks


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