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Pollination of Limelight apple trees

Your Limelight apple tree is in flowering group 3. It is not self-fertile and needs a pollination partner of a different variety nearby. The following varieties will pollinate this apple tree. (Most white-blossom crab-apples will also be good pollinators for this variety).

Pollination partner apple varieties in our catalogue

  • Admiration

    Also known as Malus Adirondack. A dwarf upright crab-apple with masses of light-pink / white flowers.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group:
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M27
  • Annie Elizabeth

    A traditional English cooking apple, with a sweet flavour, which keeps its shape when cooked.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
  • Arthur Turner

    A mid-season cooking apple, producing a light yellow puree. Very attractive blossom.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
  • Bardsey

    A hardy disease-resistant apple, discovered growing on an island off the west coast of Wales.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
  • Baya Marisa

    A new red-fleshed apple variety, with attractive crimson blossom, also known as Baya® Marisa.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M26
    • MM106
  • Bloody Ploughman

    An old Scottish apple variety, named for the crimson-red colour of its skin and stained flesh.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Bountiful

    Bountiful is an easy-to-grow cooking apple, it retains its shape when cooked, fairly sweet for a cooker.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
  • Braeburn

    Braeburn is one of the best-flavoured supermarket apple varieties.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Very late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M9
  • Butterball

    Malus Butterball is named for its bright yellow fruits, which are also good for crab apple jelly.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group:
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M27
    • Semi-vigorous
  • Charles Ross

    Charles Ross is a very attractive classic English dual-purpose apple.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Chivers Delight

    Chivers Delight is an under-rated Cox-style apple from Cambridgeshire. Crisp and sweet.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Christmas Pippin

    Christmas Pippin is a new high-yielding Cox-style apple, discovered as a chance seedling tree.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M9
    • MM106
  • Cornish Aromatic

    An attractive late-season apple from Cornwall, with a good aromatic flavour.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Cornish Gilliflower

    Cornish Gilliflower is a popular English eating apple with an excellent sweet aromatic flavour.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Very late
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Devonshire Quarrenden

    A very old English summer apple, with a vinous strawberry flavour, grown throughout the UK.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Very early
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Dolgo

    Malus Dolgo, also known as Pink Glow, offers early-season white flowers and very attractive dark pink fruits. It is exceptionally cold-hardy.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group:
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M27
  • Eden

    A new dual-purpose apple which has a naturally non-browning flesh, ideal for salads and fresh apple juice.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Egremont Russet

    Egremont Russet is the most popular English russet variety, and a good apple tree for the garden.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Ellison's Orange

    Ellison's Orange is a well respected Cox-style apple which can achieve very good flavour.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
  • Evereste

    Evereste is one of the most well-known crab-apples, featuring white blossom and red-yellow fruits.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group:
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M9
  • Fiesta

    Fiesta (or Red Pippin) is one of the best Cox-style apples, easy to grow, with a good aromatic flavour.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M9
    • M26
    • MM106
  • Flamenco

    A ballerina-style apple tree which grows as columnar minarette.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Gala

    Gala is popular supermarket apple - but better when home-grown, with a sweet pleasant flavour.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M9
    • M26
  • Golden Gem

    A traditional crab-apple featuring a mass of white blossom in spring, followed by yellow crab apples.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group:
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M9
  • Gorgeous

    Malus Gorgeous has pink/white blossom and spherical cherry-like red fruits which are good for jelly.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group:
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking:
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Granny Smith

    Granny Smith is the world-famous green apple from Australia, a good choice for warmer apple-growing regions.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Very late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
  • Grenadier

    Grenadier is an early-season cooking apple, and one of the most foolproof apple varieties.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Early
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Harry Baker

    Malus Harry Baker is a popular crab-apple with deep pink flowers and dark red fruits which are very good for crab-apple jelly.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group:
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking:
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Harry Masters Jersey

    Harry Masters Jersey is a traditional English cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Very late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M116
    • MM111
  • Herefordshire Russet

    Herefordshire Russet is a modern russet apple variety, with an excellent strong Cox-like flavour.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M9
    • M26
    • MM106
  • Honeycrisp

    Honeycrisp is an American cold-hardy disease-resistant apple - it shows just how good modern apples have become.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Howgate Wonder

    Howgate Wonder is a large cooking apple which keeps well. Produces an excellent sharp juice.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M26
    • MM106
  • Irish Peach

    Irish Peach is a popular early season apple, ripening in July / August. It is easy to grow and low maintenance.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Very early
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
  • Jelly King

    A compact crab apple, with unusually large persistent fruits - excellent for crab apple jelly.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group:
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking:
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • John Downie

    John Downie is a traditional crab apple for making crab apple jelly. White blossom and orange-red fruits.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group:
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking:
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Katy

    Katy is an attractive and versatile early apple variety from Sweden, very easy to grow.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Early
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
  • Keswick Codlin

    Keswick Codlin is a popular early-season cooking apple, easy to grow, and productive in most climates.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Early
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M26
  • Kidd's Orange Red

    Kidd's Orange Red is one of the best Cox-style apples, aromatic, sweet, and easy to grow.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
  • King of the Pippins

    A popular and versatile dual-purpose apple, widely grown in the Victorian era.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Kingston Black

    Kingston Black is one of the premier English cider varieties and produces a bittersharp juice.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Very late
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Lane's Prince Albert

    A classic Victorian cooking apple. Plenty of juicy acidity and stores well.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
  • Laura

    Malus Laura is a very upright dwarf crab-apple, with bronze leaves, crimson blossom and maroon fruitlets.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group:
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking:
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Laxton's Fortune

    A quietly popular Edwardian era Cox-style apple, developed by the Laxton Brothers Nursery.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Laxton's Superb

    Laxton's Superb is a deservedly popular English late-season dessert apple from the Victorian era.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M9
    • M26
    • MM106
    • M25
  • Little Pax

    A new English apple variety, recently discovered on the Isle of Wight - but its appearance and flavour hark back to the Victorian era.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M9
    • MM106
  • Lord Derby

    Lord Derby is a high-quality mid/late-season traditional English cooking apple, cooks to a chunky puree.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M26
    • M25
  • Lord Lambourne

    Lord Lambourne is a popular versatile garden apple variety, with a good balance of sweet and sharp flavours.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Marbles NUVAR

    A modern English crab-apple, with large fruits, ideal for early-season crab-apple jelly.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group:
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-vigorous
  • Meridian

    Meridian is a little known modern English apple, heavy crops, easy to grow, and excellent flavour.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Michelin

    Michelin is a traditional French cider apple variety producing a bittersweet juice.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M116
    • MM111
  • Newton Wonder

    A traditional English cooking apple, a good alternative to Bramley.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
    • M25
  • Peasgood's Nonsuch

    Peasgood Nonsuch is a highly-regarded old-fashioned English cooking apple.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Pitmaston Pine Apple

    A small English 18th century apple with a distinctive fruity pineapple-like flavour.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
    • M25
  • Pixie

    Pixie produces lots of small Cox-style apples, easy to grow and keep well.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
  • Rajka

    Rajka is a modern disease-resistant heavy-cropping apple variety with a good sweet/sharp flavour.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Red Falstaff

    Red Falstaff is one of the best garden apple trees, heavy crops, easy to grow, and very juicy.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M9
  • Red Obelisk

    Malus Red Obelisk is a compact upright crab-apple with white flowers, purple / green leaves, and red fruits.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group:
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking:
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Red Sentinel

    Malus Red Sentinel has classic white blossom and a profusion of tiny scarlet persistent fruits.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group:
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking:
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Red Windsor

    Red Windsor is one of the easiest to grow of all dessert apple trees, and with a pleasant apple flavour.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M9
    • MM106
  • Reverend W Wilks

    A widely-grown and well-regarded English cooking apple.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Early
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Roberts Crab

    Roberts Red or Roberts Crab is an unusual red-fleshed crab-apple, with dark pink blossom, and purple fruits. Useful for cooking and produces a claret red colour juice

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group:
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking:
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Rosehip

    Malus Rosehip is notable for its large rosehip-shaped red fruits.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group:
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-vigorous
  • Rosemary Russet

    A classic English russet apple, but not as well known as its Victorian contemporaries.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
  • Rosette

    Probably the best-flavoured of the pink-fleshed apple varieties, and produces lovely pink juice.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Early
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M9
    • MM106
  • Rubinette

    Considered by many to be the best-tasting apple ever, Rubinette has a perfect sweet / sharp flavour.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Saint Edmund's Pippin

    Not as well known as other russets, St. Edmund's Russet is nevertheless one of the best.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Saturn

    An attractive modern English apple, crisp flesh and an excellent flavour.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M26
    • MM106
  • Scotch Dumpling

    Scotch Dumpling is a large Scottish cooking apple. Cooks to a frothy puree with a good flavour.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Early
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Spartan

    Spartan produces lots of crimson maroon apples, crunchy, sweet, easy to grow, delicate "vinous" flavour.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M9
    • MM106
  • Sunset

    Sunset is a popular garden alternative to Cox, easier to grow, with a sweet aromatic flavour.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M9
    • MM106
  • Tydeman's Late Orange

    Tydeman's Late Orange is an excellent late-season Cox-style aromatic apple.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • William Crump

    A little-known high quality English apple, related to Cox and Worcester Pearmain.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Winter Gem

    Winter Gem is a late-season apple variety with a very good aromatic flavour.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M9
    • M26
    • MM106
  • Yellow Ingestrie

    One of the prettiest of all apples, perfect for a table display, with a rich fruity flavour.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106

More advice about pollination

Please note that our whilst our system takes many relevant factors into account, it is certainly not completely accurate

Crab apples

It is worth remembering that most white-blossom crab apple trees make excellent pollinators for almost any apple variety. This is because they produce very large quantities of pollen over a long period and are (with some exceptions) only distantly related to mainstream apple varieties so their pollen is highly compatible.

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