List of pollination partners for Idared apple trees

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Pollination of Idared apple trees

Your Idared apple tree is in flowering group 2. It is not self-fertile and needs a pollination partner of a different variety nearby. The following varieties should pollinate this apple tree. (Most white-blossom crab-apples will also be good pollinators for this variety).

Pollination partner apple varieties in our catalogue

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

    Arthur TurnerCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-sterile  Picking season: Mid-Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root MM106
  2. A ballerina-style apple tree which grows as columnar minarette.

    Ballerina FlamencoCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-sterile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root MM106
  3. A hardy disease-resistant apple, discovered growing on an island off the west coast of Wales.

    BardseyCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 2  Self-sterile  Picking season: Mid-Late season

    Stock availability: sold out

  4. One of the earliest English apples, ripening in early August.

    Beauty of BathCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 2  Self-sterile  Picking season: Early season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root MM106
    • Standard 1.75m bare-root M25
  5. Bountiful is an easy-to-grow cooking apple, it retains its shape when cooked, fairly sweet for a cooker.

    BountifulCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 2  Self-sterile  Picking season: Mid season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year patio-tree pot-grown M27
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M9
    • Cordon bare-root M9
    • Cordon premium pot-grown M9
    • 1-year bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown M26
    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
  6. An excellent late-season English apple with a very good sweet/sharp flavour and crisp hard flesh.

    Bright FutureCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-sterile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root MM106
  7. Charles Ross is a very attractive classic English dual-purpose apple.

    Charles RossCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Partially self-fertile  Picking season: Mid season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year patio-tree pot-grown M27
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M9
    • 1-year bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M26
    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
  8. Christmas Pippin is a new high-yielding Cox-style apple, discovered as a chance seedling tree.

    Christmas PippinCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-sterile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year patio-tree pot-grown M27
    • Cordon bare-root M9
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M9
    • Cordon premium pot-grown M9
    • 1-year bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M26
    • 1-year bare-root M116
    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
    • Half-standard premium pot-grown MM106
    • Step-over pot-grown M27
  9. Discovery is the definitive early-season English apple variety, makes a good fruit tree for the garden.

    DiscoveryCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-sterile  Picking season: Early season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year patio-tree pot-grown M27
    • Cordon bare-root M9
    • Spindlebush bare-root M9
    • Cordon premium pot-grown M9
    • 1-year bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown M26
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
    • Half-standard premium pot-grown MM106
  10. A new dual-purpose apple which has a naturally non-browning flesh, ideal for salads and fresh apple juice.

    Check pollinators >Flowering group: 2  Self-sterile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown M27
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown M26
  11. Egremont Russet is the most popular English russet variety, and a good apple tree for the garden.

    Egremont RussetCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 2  Partially self-fertile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year patio-tree pot-grown M27
    • Cordon bare-root M9
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M9
    • Cordon premium pot-grown M9
    • 1-year bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown M26
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
    • Half-standard premium pot-grown MM106
    • Standard 1.75m bare-root M25
    • Step-over pot-grown M27
  12. Granny Smith is the world-famous green apple from Australia, a good choice for warmer apple-growing regions.

    Granny SmithCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-fertile  Picking season: Very-Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
  13. Greensleeves is a reliable and popular mid-season green/yellow apple, easy to grow and productive.

    GreensleevesCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Partially self-fertile  Picking season: Mid season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
  14. Grenadier is an early-season cooking apple, and one of the most foolproof apple varieties.

    GrenadierCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Partially self-fertile  Picking season: Early-Mid season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
  15. Howgate Wonder is a large cooking apple which keeps well. Produces an excellent sharp juice.

    Howgate WonderCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Partially self-fertile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M9
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown M26
    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
    • Standard 1.75m bare-root M25
  16. An attractive early season apple, ripening in July / August.

    Irish PeachCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 2  Self-sterile  Picking season: Early season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root MM106
    • Half-standard bare-root MM106
    • Standard 1.75m bare-root M25
  17. James Grieve is the classic Scottish cooking apple. It can also be eaten fresh, and is excellent for juice.

    James GrieveCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Partially self-fertile  Picking season: Mid season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M9
    • Cordon bare-root M9
    • 1-year bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown M26
    • 1-year bare-root M116
    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
    • Half-standard premium pot-grown MM106
    • 1-year bare-root M25
    • Standard 1.75m bare-root M25
    • Step-over pot-grown M27
  18. Katy is an attractive and versatile early apple variety from Sweden, very easy to grow.

    KatyCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-sterile  Picking season: Early-Mid season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M9
    • Cordon bare-root M9
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
    • Half-standard bare-root MM106
  19. Keswick Codlin is a popular early-season cooking apple, easy to grow, and productive in most climates.

    Keswick CodlinCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 2  Partially self-fertile  Picking season:

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
  20. Kidd's Orange Red is one of the best Cox-style apples, aromatic, sweet, and easy to grow.

    Kidd's Orange RedCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-sterile  Picking season: Mid-Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M9
    • 1-year bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown M26
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
  21. A quietly popular Edwardian era Cox-style apple, developed by the Laxton Brothers Nursery.

    Laxton's FortuneCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Partially self-fertile  Picking season:

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root MM106
  22. Limelight is an attractive green mid-season dessert apple, ideal for gardens.

    LimelightCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-sterile  Picking season: Mid season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year patio-tree pot-grown M27
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M26
    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root MM106
    • Step-over pot-grown M27
  23. A new English apple variety, recently discovered on the Isle of Wight - but its appearance and flavour hark back to the Victorian era.

    Little PaxCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-sterile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M9
    • Cordon premium pot-grown M9
    • Cordon bare-root M9
    • 1-year bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown M26
    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root MM106
    • Half-standard premium pot-grown MM106
  24. Lord Lambourne is a popular versatile garden apple variety, with a good balance of sweet and sharp flavours.

    Lord LambourneCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 2  Partially self-fertile  Picking season: Mid season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year patio-tree pot-grown M27
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
  25. Admiration is a naturally dwarf upright crab-apple with masses of light-pink / white flowers.

    Malus AdmirationCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-fertile  Picking season: Very-Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root Dwarf
    • 2-year pot-grown Dwarf
  26. Butterball has bright white blossom and attractive butter-yellow fruits.

    Malus ButterballCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-fertile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root M116
    • 2-year pot-grown Semi-vigorous
  27. Malus Profusion is a notably compact crab apple variety, with dense clusters of deep pink blossom.

    Malus Directeur Moerlands Profusion ImprovedCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 2  Self-fertile  Picking season: Early season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root Semi-vigorous
    • 2-year pot-grown Semi-vigorous
  28. Evereste is one of the most well-known crab-apples, featuring white blossom and red-yellow fruits.

    Malus EveresteCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-fertile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year pot-grown Semi-vigorous
  29. An attractive spreading crab-apple tree with white blossom and red / yellow fruits.

    Malus FloribundaCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 2  Self-fertile  Picking season:

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root Semi-vigorous
    • 2-year pot-grown Semi-vigorous
  30. Malus Gorgeous features light pink blossom and is good for crab apple jelly.

    Malus GorgeousCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-fertile  Picking season: Very-Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root Semi-vigorous
    • 2-year pot-grown Semi-vigorous
  31. A superb all-round crab apple, bronze leaves, and persistent red fruits.

    Malus Indian MagicCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-fertile  Picking season: Very-Late season

    Stock availability:

    • N/A bare-root Semi-vigorous
    • 2-year pot-grown Semi-vigorous
  32. A compact crab apple, with unusually large persistent fruits - excellent for crab apple jelly.

    Malus Jelly KingCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-fertile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year pot-grown Semi-vigorous
  33. A dwarf upright crab apple with bronze leaves and crimson blossom.

    Malus LauraCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 2  Self-fertile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year pot-grown Semi-vigorous
  34. Malus Louisa is a pretty weeping crab apple with light pink blossom.

    Malus LouisaCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 2  Self-fertile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root Semi-vigorous
    • 2-year pot-grown Semi-vigorous
  35. Pink Glow (also known as Malus Dolgo), has early-season white flowers and dark pink crab-apples.

    Malus Pink GlowCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 2  Self-fertile  Picking season: Early season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year patio-tree pot-grown M27
    • 2-year pot-grown Semi-vigorous
  36. Malus Red Sentinel has white blossom and small scarlet persistent fruits.

    Malus Red SentinelCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 2  Self-fertile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root Semi-vigorous
    • 2-year pot-grown Semi-vigorous
  37. A red-fleshed crab-apple, with dark pink blossom, and purple fruits. Useful for cooking and juicing.

    Malus Roberts RedCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 2  Self-fertile  Picking season: Early-Mid season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root Semi-vigorous
  38. Malus Rosehip is notable for its large rosehip-shaped red fruits.

    Malus RosehipCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-fertile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root Semi-vigorous
    • 2-year pot-grown Semi-vigorous
  39. A popular small weeping crab apple tree with crimson blossom.

    Malus Royal BeautyCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-fertile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root MM111
  40. Malus toringo Scarlett is an ornamental crab apple with purple/green leaves and pink blossom.

    Malus ScarlettCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-fertile  Picking season: Very-Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root Semi-vigorous
    • 2-year pot-grown Semi-vigorous
  41. Malus Sun Rival is a crab apple with white flowers, red fruits, notable for its weeping growth habit.

    Malus Sun RivalCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-fertile  Picking season: Mid season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year pot-grown Semi-vigorous
  42. Meridian is a little known modern English apple, heavy crops, easy to grow, and excellent flavour.

    MeridianCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-sterile  Picking season:

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root MM106
  43. Peasgood Nonsuch is a highly-regarded old-fashioned English cooking apple.

    Peasgood's NonsuchCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Partially self-fertile  Picking season:

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • Standard 1.75m bare-root M25
  44. Red Devil is a good apple variety for the UK garden, and produces a sweet red-tinted juice.

    Red DevilCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-fertile  Picking season: Mid season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M26
    • 1-year bare-root M116
    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
    • Half-standard premium pot-grown MM106
    • 1-year bare-root MM111
    • Step-over pot-grown M27
  45. Red Falstaff is one of the best garden apple trees, heavy crops, easy to grow, and very juicy.

    Red FalstaffCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-fertile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year patio-tree pot-grown M27
    • Spindlebush bare-root M9
    • Cordon bare-root M9
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M9
    • Cordon premium pot-grown M9
    • 1-year bare-root M26
    • 1-year bare-root M116
    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
    • Half-standard premium pot-grown MM106
    • Step-over pot-grown M27
  46. Red Windsor is one of the easiest to grow of all dessert apple trees, and with a pleasant apple flavour.

    Red WindsorCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 2  Self-fertile  Picking season: Mid season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year patio-tree pot-grown M27
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M9
    • Cordon bare-root M9
    • Spindlebush bare-root M9
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown M26
    • 1-year bare-root M116
    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
    • Half-standard premium pot-grown MM106
  47. A widely-grown and well-regarded English cooking apple.

    Reverend W. WilksCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 2  Self-fertile  Picking season: Early season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root MM106
  48. Probably the best-flavoured of the pink-fleshed apple varieties, and produces lovely pink juice.

    RosetteCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 2  Self-sterile  Picking season: Early season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year patio-tree pot-grown M27
    • Spindlebush bare-root M9
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M9
    • Cordon bare-root M9
    • Cordon premium pot-grown M9
    • 1-year bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown M26
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root MM106
    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
    • Half-standard premium pot-grown MM106
    • Step-over pot-grown M27
  49. Considered by many to be the best-tasting apple ever, Rubinette has a lovely balanced sweet / sharp flavour.

    Rubinette RossoCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-sterile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root MM106
  50. Not as well known as other russets, St. Edmund's Russet is nevertheless one of the best.

    Saint Edmund's RussetCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Partially self-fertile  Picking season:

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • Standard 1.75m bare-root M25
  51. An attractive modern English apple, crisp flesh and an excellent flavour.

    SaturnCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-sterile  Picking season: Mid season

    Stock availability: sold out

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

    Scotch DumplingCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 2  Self-sterile  Picking season: Early-Mid season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root MM106
  53. Scumptious is a modern award-winning early-season English dessert apple.

    ScrumptiousCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-fertile  Picking season: Early-Mid season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year patio-tree pot-grown M27
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M9
    • Spindlebush bare-root M9
    • Cordon bare-root M9
    • Cordon premium pot-grown M9
    • 1-year bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M26
    • 1-year bare-root M116
    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root MM106
    • Half-standard premium pot-grown MM106
    • Step-over pot-grown M27
  54. Spartan produces lots of crimson maroon apples, crunchy, sweet, easy to grow, delicate "vinous" flavour.

    SpartanCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Partially self-fertile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown M26
    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
    • Half-standard premium pot-grown MM106
    • Half-standard bare-root MM106
  55. Sunset is a popular garden alternative to Cox, easier to grow, with a sweet aromatic flavour.

    SunsetCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-fertile  Picking season:

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year patio-tree pot-grown M27
    • Cordon bare-root M9
    • Cordon premium pot-grown M9
    • 1-year bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown M26
    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
    • Half-standard premium pot-grown MM106
  56. An unusual new apple variety with a unique combination of orange skin and pink flesh.

    SurprizeCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-sterile  Picking season: Mid season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown M26
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
  57. A little-known high quality English apple, related to Cox and Worcester Pearmain.

    William CrumpCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-sterile  Picking season: Mid-Late season

    Stock availability:

    • Standard 1.75m bare-root M25
  58. Winter Gem is a late-season apple variety with a very good aromatic flavour.

    Winter GemCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-sterile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year patio-tree pot-grown M27
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M9
    • Cordon premium pot-grown M9
    • Cordon bare-root M9
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root MM106
  59. Worcester Pearmain is a well-known early-season English apple, noted for its strawberry-like flavours.

    Worcester PearmainCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Partially self-fertile  Picking season: Early-Mid season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year patio-tree pot-grown M27
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M9
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
    • Half-standard premium pot-grown MM106
    • Standard 1.75m bare-root M25
  60. One of the prettiest of all apples, perfect for a table display, with a rich fruity flavour.

    Yellow IngestrieCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-sterile  Picking season: Early-Mid season

    Stock availability: sold out

Other compatible varieties

We do not sell these varieties but they may be available from other fruit tree nurseries. Use our enquiry form and we will help you find a supplier.

Incompatible varieties

The following varieties are completely incompatible with your Idared tree. They cannot pollinate your tree, and your tree will not pollinate them either.

Princess, Redfree, Spijon, Tsugaru

More advice about pollination

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

Our article on the pollination of fruit trees gives more details of the factors involved in pollination.

Crab apples

It is worth remembering that 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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