FRUIT POLLINATION GUIDE - APPLES

Apples

All apples fruit better with a pollinator, but those which are reasonably self-fertile are followed by a * in the table below. To select a pollinator choose another variety of apple in the same group, previous group or following group in the table below.

Those which are described as Triploids provide little pollen and should not be used as pollinators. They require a non-Triploid apple to pollinate them, and if you wish to have fruit on the pollinator this too will need another pollinator. Hence you will need three trees to provide enough pollen.

Crab apples such as Golden Hornet and John Downie also are good pollinators for all apples. In areas where there are many apple trees already growing it may not be necessary to plant an extra pollinator.

  Good Pollinators Triploids (See above)
Group 1:
Early Flowering

Beauty of Bath,
Egremont Russet*

Crab Apples:
Golden Hornet,
John Downie.
 
Group 2:
Mid-Season Flowering

Arthur Turner*,
Bountiful,
Cox's Self-Fertile*,
Charles Ross*,
Discovery,
Fiesta (Red Pippin),
James Grieve*,
Katy,
Kidd's Orange Red,
Red Falstaff*,
Red Windsor*,

Royal Gala*,
Orleans Reinette
,
Scrumptious*,
Sunset*,
Winter Gem,
Worcester Pearmain*.

Crab Apples:
Golden Hornet,
John Downie.


Kidd's Orange Red will not pollinate with Cox's
Blenheim Orange,
Bramley's Original,
Bramley's Seedling.
Group 3:
Mid-Late Season Flowering

Ashmead's Kernel,
Bardsey,
Braeburn*,
Cobra,
Court Pendu Plat,
Ellison's Orange*,
Howgate Wonder,
Laxton's Superb*

Limelight* ,
Sweet Society,
Tom Putt (Cider).

Crab Apples:
Golden Hornet,
John Downie.

Jumbo.

* Reasonably self-fertile

BUCKINGHAM NURSERIES AND GARDEN CENTRE - ESTABLISHED 1945


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