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Pollination of Golden Hornet crab apple trees

Golden Hornet (Malus x zumi var. calocarpa)  is in flowering group 5. Golden Hornet is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, but fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible partner of a different variety nearby.Choose another variety

Varieties that will pollinate Golden Hornet in our catalogue

  • Bloody Ploughman

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    An old Scottish apple variety, named for the crimson-red colour of its skin and stained flesh.
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Braeburn

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      Braeburn is one of the best-flavoured supermarket apple varieties.
      • Flowering group: 4
      • Self-fertile
      • Picking: Very late
      • Brown's Applein stock

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        Brown's Apple is a traditional English cider apple variety producing a sharp juice.
        • Flowering group: 5
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Late
        • Available rootstocks:
        • MM111
      • Chivers Delight

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        Chivers Delight is an under-rated Cox-style apple from Cambridgeshire. Crisp and sweet.
        • Flowering group: 4
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Late
        • Comtesse de Paris

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          Comtesse de Paris can be considered as an improved Golden Hornet. It features the same white blossom and persistent yellow fruitlets, but grows with a better form.
          • Flowering group: 5
          • Good pollinator
          • Self-fertile
          • Picking: Very late
          • Cornish Gilliflower

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            Cornish Gilliflower is a popular English eating apple with an excellent sweet aromatic flavour.
            • Flowering group: 4
            • Not self-fertile
            • Picking: Very late
            • Court Pendu Plat

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              Court Pendu Plant is a traditional French apple with an aromatic pear-drop flavour.
              • Flowering group: 6
              • Not self-fertile
              • Picking: Late
              • Dabinett

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                Dabinett is a traditional English cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.
                • Flowering group: 6
                • Self-fertile
                • Picking: Very late
                • Ellison's Orange

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                  Ellison's Orange is a well respected Cox-style apple which can achieve very good flavour.
                  • Flowering group: 4
                  • Partially self-fertile
                  • Picking: Mid
                  • Gala

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                    Gala is popular supermarket apple - but better when home-grown, with a sweet pleasant flavour.
                    • Flowering group: 4
                    • Partially self-fertile
                    • Picking: Late
                    • Golden Deliciousin stock

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                      The flavour of home-grown Golden Delicious is far better than its supermarket reputation.
                      • Flowering group: 4
                      • Good pollinator
                      • Partially self-fertile
                      • Picking: Late
                      • Available rootstocks:
                      • MM106
                    • Golden Gemin stock

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                      A traditional crab-apple featuring a mass of white blossom in spring, followed by yellow crab apples.
                      • Flowering group: 4
                      • Good pollinator
                      • Self-fertile
                      • Picking: Late
                      • Available rootstocks:
                      • M26
                    • Harry Baker

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                      Malus Harry Baker is a popular crab-apple with deep pink flowers and dark red fruits which are very good for crab-apple jelly.
                      • Flowering group: 4
                      • Good pollinator
                      • Self-fertile
                      • Picking: Late
                      • Harry Masters Jersey

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                        Harry Masters Jersey is a traditional English cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.
                        • Flowering group: 4
                        • Not self-fertile
                        • Picking: Very late
                        • Honeycrisp

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                          Honeycrisp is an American cold-hardy disease-resistant apple - it shows just how good modern apples have become.
                          • Flowering group: 4
                          • Not self-fertile
                          • Picking: Late
                          • Isaac Newton's Treein stock

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                            Also known as Flower of Kent, this is the variety the famous scientist Sir Isaac Newton sat under.
                            • Flowering group: 5
                            • Not self-fertile
                            • Picking: Late
                            • Available rootstocks:
                            • MM106
                          • John Downie

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                            John Downie is a traditional crab apple for making crab apple jelly. White blossom and orange-red fruits.
                            • Flowering group: 4
                            • Good pollinator
                            • Self-fertile
                            • Picking: Late
                            • King of the Pippins

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                              A popular and versatile dual-purpose apple, widely grown in the Victorian era.
                              • Flowering group: 4
                              • Partially self-fertile
                              • Picking: Late
                              • Kingston Black

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                                Kingston Black is one of the premier English cider varieties and produces a bittersharp juice.
                                • Flowering group: 4
                                • Not self-fertile
                                • Picking: Very late
                                • Lane's Prince Albert

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                                  A classic Victorian cooking apple. Plenty of juicy acidity and stores well.
                                  • Flowering group: 4
                                  • Good pollinator
                                  • Not self-fertile
                                  • Picking: Late
                                  • Laxton's Superbin stock

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                                    Laxton's Superb is a deservedly popular English late-season dessert apple from the Victorian era.
                                    • Flowering group: 4
                                    • Partially self-fertile
                                    • Picking: Late
                                    • Available rootstocks:
                                    • MM106
                                  • Lord Derby

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                                    Lord Derby is a high-quality mid/late-season traditional English cooking apple, cooks to a chunky puree.
                                    • Flowering group: 4
                                    • Not self-fertile
                                    • Picking: Late
                                    • Michelinin stock

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                                      Michelin is a traditional French cider apple variety producing a bittersweet juice.
                                      • Flowering group: 4
                                      • Partially self-fertile
                                      • Picking: Late
                                      • Available rootstocks:
                                      • M116
                                    • Newton Wonder

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                                      A traditional English cooking apple, a good alternative to Bramley.
                                      • Flowering group: 4
                                      • Partially self-fertile
                                      • Picking: Late
                                      • Pitmaston Pine Apple

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                                        A small English 18th century apple with a distinctive fruity pineapple-like flavour.
                                        • Flowering group: 4
                                        • Not self-fertile
                                        • Picking: Late
                                        • Pixie

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                                          Pixie produces lots of small Cox-style apples, easy to grow and keep well.
                                          • Flowering group: 4
                                          • Not self-fertile
                                          • Picking: Late
                                          • Red Foxwhelp

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                                            Red Foxwhelp is an old English cider apple variety which produces a dull red bittersharp juice.
                                            • Flowering group: 5
                                            • Not self-fertile
                                            • Picking: Very late
                                            • Red Obelisk

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                                              Malus Red Obelisk is a compact upright crab-apple with white flowers, purple / green leaves, and red fruits.
                                              • Flowering group: 4
                                              • Good pollinator
                                              • Self-fertile
                                              • Picking: Late
                                              • Somerset Redstreak

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                                                An English cider apple variety producing a very high-quality bittersweet juice.
                                                • Flowering group: 5
                                                • Not self-fertile
                                                • Picking: Late
                                                • Stoke Red

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                                                  A traditional English cider apple producing a bittersharp juice.
                                                  • Flowering group: 6
                                                  • Not self-fertile
                                                  • Picking: Very late
                                                  • Tickled Pinkin stock

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                                                    A new red-fleshed apple variety, with attractive crimson blossom, also known as Baya® Marisa.
                                                    • Flowering group: 4
                                                    • Not self-fertile
                                                    • Picking: Late
                                                    • Available rootstocks:
                                                    • M116
                                                  • Tremlett's Bitter

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                                                    Tremlett's Bitter is a traditional English cider apple variety producing a bittersweet juice.
                                                    • Flowering group: 5
                                                    • Not self-fertile
                                                    • Picking: Late
                                                    • Tydeman's Late Orange

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                                                      Tydeman's Late Orange is an excellent late-season Cox-style aromatic apple.
                                                      • Flowering group: 4
                                                      • Not self-fertile
                                                      • Picking: Late
                                                      • Yarlington Mill

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                                                        Yarlington Mill is a traditional English cider apple variety producing a bittersweet juice.
                                                        • Flowering group: 5
                                                        • Not self-fertile
                                                        • Picking: Very late