List of pollination partners for Bloody Ploughman apple trees

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Pollination of Bloody Ploughman apple trees

Your Bloody Ploughman apple tree is in flowering group 4. 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 traditional English cooking apple, with a sweet flavour, which keeps its shape when cooked.

    Annie ElizabethCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 4  Partially self-fertile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root MM106
  2. 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:

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

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

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year pot-grown MM106
  4. Braeburn is one of the best-flavoured supermarket apple varieties.

    BraeburnCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 4  Self-fertile  Picking season: Very-Late season

    Stock availability:

    • Cordon premium pot-grown M9
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root MM106
    • Half-standard bare-root MM106
  5. 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: sold out

  6. 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 bush-trained 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 bush-trained bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
  7. Chivers Delight is an under-rated Cox-style apple from Cambridgeshire. Crisp and sweet.

    Chivers DelightCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 4  Self-sterile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability: sold out

  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 bush-trained bare-root M9
    • 1-year bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown M26
    • 1-year bare-root M116
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M116
    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
    • Half-standard premium pot-grown MM106
  9. An attractive late-season apple from Cornwall, with a good aromatic flavour.

    Cornish AromaticCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 4  Self-sterile  Picking season:

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root MM106
  10. Cornish Gilliflower is a popular English eating apple with an excellent sweet aromatic flavour.

    Cornish GilliflowerCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 4  Self-sterile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability: sold out

  11. 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
    • Spindlebush bare-root M9
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown M26
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
    • Half-standard premium pot-grown MM106
  12. Ellison's Orange is a well respected Cox-style apple which can achieve very good flavour.

    Ellison's OrangeCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 4  Partially self-fertile  Picking season:

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
    • Half-standard bare-root MM106
    • Standard 1.75m bare-root M25
  13. Fiesta (or Red Pippin) is one of the best Cox-style apples, easy to grow, with a good aromatic flavour.

    FiestaCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 4  Partially self-fertile  Picking season: Mid-Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
  14. Gala is popular supermarket apple - but better when home-grown, with a sweet pleasant flavour.

    GalaCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 4  Partially self-fertile  Picking season: Mid-Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M26
    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
  15. The flavour of home-grown Golden Delicious is far better than its supermarket reputation.

    Golden DeliciousCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 4  Partially self-fertile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root M26
    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
    • Half-standard bare-root MM106
  16. 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
  17. 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 MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
  18. 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 MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
  19. Harry Masters Jersey is a traditional English cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.

    Harry Masters JerseyCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 4    Picking season: Very-Late season

    Stock availability:

    • Half-standard premium pot-grown MM106
    • 1-year bare-root M25
  20. Herefordshire Russet is a modern russet apple variety, with an excellent strong Cox-like flavour.

    Herefordshire RussetCheck 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 bare-root M9
    • Cordon premium pot-grown M9
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M116
    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root MM106
    • Half-standard premium pot-grown MM106
    • Half-standard bare-root M25
  21. Honeycrisp is an American cold-hardy disease-resistant apple - it shows just how good modern apples have become.

    HoneycrispCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 4  Self-sterile  Picking season: Mid-Late season

    Stock availability: sold out

  22. 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:

    • 1-year bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown M26
    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
    • Standard 1.75m bare-root M25
  23. 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:

    • 1-year bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M116
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
    • Half-standard bare-root MM106
    • Half-standard premium pot-grown MM106
    • 1-year bare-root M25
    • Standard 1.75m bare-root M25
  24. 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:

    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
    • Half-standard bare-root MM106
  25. 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:

    • 1-year bare-root M26
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown M26
    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
  26. A popular and versatile dual-purpose apple, widely grown in the Victorian era.

    King of the PippinsCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 4  Partially self-fertile  Picking season:

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • Standard 1.75m bare-root M25
  27. Kingston Black is one of the premier English cider varieties and produces a bittersharp juice.

    Kingston BlackCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 5  Self-sterile  Picking season: Very-Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year bare-root MM106
    • Half-standard bare-root MM106
  28. A classic Victorian cooking apple. Plenty of juicy acidity and stores well.

    Lane's Prince AlbertCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 4  Self-sterile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root MM106
  29. 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
    • Half-standard bare-root MM106
  30. Laxton's Superb is a deservedly popular English late-season dessert apple from the Victorian era.

    Laxton's SuperbCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 4  Partially self-fertile  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
    • 1-year 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
  31. 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 bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root MM106
  32. 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
    • 1-year 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 bare-root MM106
    • Half-standard premium pot-grown MM106
  33. Lord Derby is a high-quality mid/late-season traditional English cooking apple, cooks to a chunky puree.

    Lord DerbyCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 4  Self-sterile  Picking season: Mid season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
    • Standard 1.75m bare-root M25
  34. 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:

    • 2-year pot-grown Dwarf
  35. Butterball has bright white blossom and attractive butter-yellow fruits.

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

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year patio-tree pot-grown M27
    • 2-year pot-grown Semi-vigorous
  36. Recommended by the RHS as one of the best yellow-fruited crab-apples.

    Malus Comtesse de ParisCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 5  Self-fertile  Picking season: Very-Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year pot-grown Semi-vigorous
  37. 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:

    • 2-year patio-tree pot-grown M27
  38. Golden Gem has bright white blossom followed by yellow crab apples.

    Malus Golden GemCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 4  Self-fertile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root Semi-vigorous
    • 2-year pot-grown Semi-vigorous
  39. Malus Golden Hornet is a traditional white blossom crab apple, with persistent yellow fruits.

    Malus Golden HornetCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 5  Self-fertile  Picking season: Very-Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year pot-grown Semi-vigorous
  40. 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 patio-tree pot-grown M27
    • 2-year pot-grown Semi-vigorous
  41. Malus Harry Baker is a useful culinary crab-apple with deep pink flowers and dark-red fruits.

    Malus Harry BakerCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 4  Self-fertile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability: sold out

  42. 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
  43. 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:

    • 1-year bare-root Semi-vigorous
    • 2-year pot-grown Semi-vigorous
  44. John Downie is a good crabapple for making crab apple jelly. White blossom and orange-red fruits.

    Malus John DownieCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 4  Self-fertile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root Semi-vigorous
    • 2-year pot-grown Semi-vigorous
  45. 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:

    • 2-year pot-grown Semi-vigorous
  46. 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
    • 2-year pot-grown Semi-vigorous
  47. 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
  48. 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:

    • 1-year bare-root Semi-vigorous
    • 2-year pot-grown Semi-vigorous
  49. Malus Wedding Bouquet is named for its abundance of ivory-white blossom.

    Malus Wedding BouquetCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 4  Self-fertile  Picking season: Very-Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year pot-grown Semi-vigorous
  50. 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
  51. Michelin is a traditional French cider apple variety producing a bittersweet juice.

    MichelinCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 4  Self-sterile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bare-root MM106
  52. A traditional English cooking apple, a good alternative to Bramley.

    Newton WonderCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 4  Partially self-fertile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root MM106
    • Half-standard bare-root MM106
    • 1-year bare-root M25
    • Half-standard bare-root M25
    • Standard 1.75m bare-root M25
  53. 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
    • Half-standard bare-root MM106
    • Standard 1.75m bare-root M25
  54. A small English 18th century apple with a distinctive fruity pineapple-like flavour.

    Pitmaston Pine AppleCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 4  Self-sterile  Picking season: Mid-Late season

    Stock availability:

    • Standard 1.75m bare-root M25
  55. Pixie produces lots of small Cox-style apples, easy to grow and keep well.

    PixieCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 4  Self-sterile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root MM106
  56. 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:

    • 1-year bare-root M116
    • 2-year bare-root M116
    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
  57. 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:

    • Spindlebush bare-root M9
    • Cordon premium pot-grown M9
    • 1-year bare-root M26
    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
    • Half-standard premium pot-grown MM106
  58. 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
  59. 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
  60. An attractive modern English apple, crisp flesh and an excellent flavour.

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

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root MM106
  61. 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:

    • Spindlebush bare-root M9
    • Cordon premium pot-grown M9
    • 1-year bare-root M26
    • Spindlebush bare-root M116
    • 2-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
  62. 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 MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
    • Half-standard premium pot-grown MM106
  63. 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 premium pot-grown M9
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown M26
    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
    • Half-standard premium pot-grown MM106
  64. 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:

    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M9
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root M26
    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • Half-standard bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
  65. A new red-fleshed apple variety, with attractive crimson blossom, also known as Baya® Marisa.

    Tickled PinkCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 4  Self-sterile  Picking season: Mid-Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 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
  66. Tremlett's Bitter is a traditional English cider apple variety producing a bittersweet juice.

    Tremlett's BitterCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 5  Self-sterile  Picking season:

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year bare-root MM106
  67. 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:

    • Half-standard bare-root M25
    • Standard 1.75m bare-root M25
  68. 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
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root MM106
  69. 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:

    • 1-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bare-root MM106
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown MM106
    • Half-standard premium pot-grown MM106
    • Half-standard bare-root M25
  70. 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:

    • 1-year bare-root MM106

Other compatible varieties

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More advice about pollination

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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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