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Pollination of Three Counties cider apple trees

Three Counties (Malus domestica)  is in flowering group 2. Three Counties is not self-fertile and needs a pollination partner of a different variety nearby.Choose another variety

Varieties that will pollinate Three Counties in our catalogue

  • Admiration

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    Also known as Malus Adirondack. A dwarf upright crab-apple with masses of light-pink / white flowers.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Good pollinator
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Very late
    • Arthur Turner

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      A mid-season cooking apple, producing a light yellow puree. Very attractive blossom.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Mid
      • Ballerina Flamenco

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        A ballerina-style apple tree which grows as columnar minarette.
        • Flowering group: 3
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Mid
        • Ballerina Samba

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          One of the best-flavoured Ballerina minarette-type apple varieties.
          • Flowering group: 3
          • Not self-fertile
          • Picking: Late
          • Bardsey

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            A hardy disease-resistant apple, discovered growing on an island off the west coast of Wales.
            • Flowering group: 2
            • Not self-fertile
            • Picking: Mid
            • Beauty of Bath

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              One of the earliest English apples, ripening in early August.
              • Flowering group: 3
              • Not self-fertile
              • Picking: Very early
              • Bladon Pippin

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                A new Cox-style apple variety, but with a sweeter flavour - discovered as a chance seedling in the village of Bladon.
                • Flowering group: 3
                • Not self-fertile
                • Picking: Mid
                • Bountifulin stock

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                  Bountiful is an easy-to-grow cooking apple, it retains its shape when cooked, fairly sweet for a cooker.
                  • Flowering group: 2
                  • Good pollinator
                  • Not self-fertile
                  • Picking: Mid
                  • Available rootstocks:
                  • M9
                  • MM106
                • Bright Future

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                  An excellent late-season English apple with a very good sweet/sharp flavour and crisp hard flesh.
                  • Flowering group: 3
                  • Not self-fertile
                  • Picking: Late
                  • Butterball

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                    Malus Butterball is named for its bright yellow fruits, which are also good for crab apple jelly.
                    • Flowering group: 3
                    • Good pollinator
                    • Self-fertile
                    • Picking: Late
                    • Charles Ross

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                      Charles Ross is a very attractive classic English dual-purpose apple.
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • Not self-fertile
                      • Picking: Mid
                      • Christmas Pippinin stock

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                        Christmas Pippin is a new high-yielding Cox-style apple, discovered as a chance seedling tree.
                        • Flowering group: 3
                        • Not self-fertile
                        • Picking: Late
                        • Available rootstocks:
                        • M27
                        • MM106
                      • Core Blimeyin stock

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

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                        An attractive late-season apple from Cornwall, with a good aromatic flavour.
                        • Flowering group: 2
                        • Not self-fertile
                        • Picking: Late
                        • Cox's Orange Pippinin stock

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                          Cox is widely acknowledged as having the best flavour of any apple variety.
                          • Flowering group: 3
                          • Partially self-fertile
                          • Picking: Mid
                          • Available rootstocks:
                          • MM106
                        • Delbarestivale

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                          An attractive heavy-cropping September apple with a good flavour.
                          • Flowering group: 3
                          • Not self-fertile
                          • Picking: Mid
                          • Devonshire Quarrendenin stock

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                            A very old English summer apple, with a vinous strawberry flavour, grown throughout the UK.
                            • Flowering group: 2
                            • Partially self-fertile
                            • Picking: Very early
                            • Available rootstocks:
                            • MM106
                          • Discoveryin stock

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                            Discovery is the definitive early-season English apple variety, makes a good fruit tree for the garden.
                            • Flowering group: 3
                            • Not self-fertile
                            • Picking: Early
                            • Available rootstocks:
                            • MM106
                          • Dunkerton's Late

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                            Dunkerton's Late is a traditional cider variety, producing a light sweet cider.
                            • Flowering group: 3
                            • Not self-fertile
                            • Picking: Very late
                            • Eden

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                              A new dual-purpose apple which has a naturally non-browning flesh, ideal for salads and fresh apple juice.
                              • Flowering group: 2
                              • Not self-fertile
                              • Picking: Late
                              • Egremont Russet

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                                Egremont Russet is the most popular English russet variety, and a good apple tree for the garden.
                                • Flowering group: 2
                                • Partially self-fertile
                                • Picking: Late
                                • Everestein stock

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                                  Evereste is one of the most well-known crab-apples, featuring white blossom and red-yellow fruits.
                                  • Flowering group: 3
                                  • Good pollinator
                                  • Self-fertile
                                  • Picking: Late
                                  • Available rootstocks:
                                  • M9
                                • Fiestain stock

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                                  Fiesta (or Red Pippin) is one of the best Cox-style apples, easy to grow, with a good aromatic flavour.
                                  • Flowering group: 3
                                  • Partially self-fertile
                                  • Picking: Late
                                  • Available rootstocks:
                                  • MM106
                                • Gorgeous

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                                  Malus Gorgeous has pink/white blossom and spherical cherry-like red fruits which are good for jelly.
                                  • Flowering group: 3
                                  • Good pollinator
                                  • Self-fertile
                                  • Picking: Very late
                                  • Granny Smith

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                                    Granny Smith is the world-famous green apple from Australia, a good choice for warmer apple-growing regions.
                                    • Flowering group: 3
                                    • Good pollinator
                                    • Self-fertile
                                    • Picking: Very late
                                    • Greensleeves

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                                      Greensleeves is a reliable and popular mid-season green/yellow apple, easy to grow and productive.
                                      • Flowering group: 2
                                      • Good pollinator
                                      • Partially self-fertile
                                      • Picking: Mid
                                      • Grenadier

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                                        Grenadier is an early-season cooking apple, and one of the most foolproof apple varieties.
                                        • Flowering group: 3
                                        • Good pollinator
                                        • Partially self-fertile
                                        • Picking: Early
                                        • Herefordshire Russetin stock

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                                          Herefordshire Russet is a modern russet apple variety, with an excellent strong Cox-like flavour.
                                          • Flowering group: 3
                                          • Not self-fertile
                                          • Picking: Late
                                          • Available rootstocks:
                                          • M27
                                          • M9
                                          • MM106
                                        • Hidden Rosein stock

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                                          Hidden Rose is named for the unexpected pink flesh hidden behind the plain green skin.
                                          • Flowering group: 2
                                          • Not self-fertile
                                          • Picking: Late
                                          • Available rootstocks:
                                          • MM106
                                        • Howgate Wonder

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                                          Howgate Wonder is a large cooking apple which keeps well. Produces an excellent sharp juice.
                                          • Flowering group: 3
                                          • Partially self-fertile
                                          • Picking: Late
                                          • Irish Peach

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                                            Irish Peach is a popular early season apple, ripening in July / August. It is easy to grow and low maintenance.
                                            • Flowering group: 2
                                            • Not self-fertile
                                            • Picking: Very early
                                            • Jelly King

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                                              A compact crab apple, with unusually large persistent fruits - excellent for crab apple jelly.
                                              • Flowering group: 3
                                              • Good pollinator
                                              • Self-fertile
                                              • Picking: Late
                                              • Katyin stock

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                                                Katy is an attractive and versatile early apple variety from Sweden, very easy to grow.
                                                • Flowering group: 3
                                                • Good pollinator
                                                • Not self-fertile
                                                • Picking: Early
                                                • Available rootstocks:
                                                • MM106
                                              • Keswick Codlin

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                                                Keswick Codlin is a popular early-season cooking apple, easy to grow, and productive in most climates.
                                                • Flowering group: 2
                                                • Partially self-fertile
                                                • Picking: Early
                                                • Kidd's Orange Redin stock

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                                                  Kidd's Orange Red is one of the best Cox-style apples, aromatic, sweet, and easy to grow.
                                                  • Flowering group: 3
                                                  • Not self-fertile
                                                  • Picking: Late
                                                  • Available rootstocks:
                                                  • MM106
                                                • Laura

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                                                  Malus Laura is a very upright dwarf crab-apple, with bronze leaves, crimson blossom and maroon fruitlets.
                                                  • Flowering group: 2
                                                  • Good pollinator
                                                  • Self-fertile
                                                  • Picking: Late
                                                  • Laxton's Fortune

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                                                    A quietly popular Edwardian era Cox-style apple, developed by the Laxton Brothers Nursery.
                                                    • Flowering group: 3
                                                    • Partially self-fertile
                                                    • Picking: Mid
                                                    • Limelightin stock

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                                                      Limelight is an attractive green mid-season dessert apple, ideal for beginners.
                                                      • Flowering group: 3
                                                      • Not self-fertile
                                                      • Picking: Mid
                                                      • Available rootstocks:
                                                      • MM106
                                                    • Little Paxin stock

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                                                      A new English apple variety, recently discovered on the Isle of Wight - but its appearance and flavour hark back to the Victorian era.
                                                      • Flowering group: 3
                                                      • Good pollinator
                                                      • Not self-fertile
                                                      • Picking: Late
                                                      • Available rootstocks:
                                                      • M26
                                                    • Lord Lambourne

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                                                      Lord Lambourne is a popular versatile garden apple variety, with a good balance of sweet and sharp flavours.
                                                      • Flowering group: 2
                                                      • Partially self-fertile
                                                      • Picking: Mid
                                                      • Meridian

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                                                        Meridian is a little known modern English apple, heavy crops, easy to grow, and excellent flavour.
                                                        • Flowering group: 3
                                                        • Not self-fertile
                                                        • Picking: Mid
                                                        • NUVAR® Marble

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                                                          A modern English crab-apple, with large fruits, ideal for early-season crab-apple jelly.
                                                          • Flowering group: 3
                                                          • Good pollinator
                                                          • Self-fertile
                                                          • Picking: Early
                                                          • Peasgood's Nonsuch

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                                                            Peasgood Nonsuch is a highly-regarded old-fashioned English cooking apple.
                                                            • Flowering group: 3
                                                            • Partially self-fertile
                                                            • Picking: Mid
                                                            • Pink Glowin stock

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                                                              Malus Dolgo, also known as Pink Glow, offers early-season white flowers and very attractive dark pink fruits. It is exceptionally cold-hardy.
                                                              • Flowering group: 2
                                                              • Good pollinator
                                                              • Self-fertile
                                                              • Picking: Early
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                                                              • Semi-vigorous
                                                            • Porter's Perfection

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                                                              Porter's Perfection is a 19th century English cider variety producing a bittersharp juice.
                                                              • Flowering group: 3
                                                              • Not self-fertile
                                                              • Picking: Late
                                                              • Prince William

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                                                                Prince William is a modern bittersweet cider variety from the famous Long Ashton Research Station.
                                                                • Flowering group: 2
                                                                • Not self-fertile
                                                                • Picking: Mid
                                                                • Rajka

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                                                                  Rajka is a modern disease-resistant heavy-cropping apple variety with a good sweet/sharp flavour.
                                                                  • Flowering group: 3
                                                                  • Not self-fertile
                                                                  • Picking: Mid
                                                                  • Red Devilin stock

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                                                                    Red Devil is a good apple variety for the UK garden, and produces a sweet red-tinted juice.
                                                                    • Flowering group: 3
                                                                    • Self-fertile
                                                                    • Picking: Mid
                                                                    • Available rootstocks:
                                                                    • MM106
                                                                  • Red Falstaff

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                                                                    Red Falstaff is one of the best garden apple trees, heavy crops, easy to grow, and very juicy.
                                                                    • Flowering group: 3
                                                                    • Self-fertile
                                                                    • Picking: Late
                                                                    • Red Sentinel

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                                                                      Malus Red Sentinel has classic white blossom and a profusion of tiny scarlet persistent fruits.
                                                                      • Flowering group: 2
                                                                      • Good pollinator
                                                                      • Self-fertile
                                                                      • Picking: Late
                                                                      • Red Windsor

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                                                                        Red Windsor is one of the easiest to grow of all dessert apple trees, and with a pleasant apple flavour.
                                                                        • Flowering group: 2
                                                                        • Self-fertile
                                                                        • Picking: Mid
                                                                        • Reverend W. Wilks

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                                                                          A widely-grown and well-regarded English cooking apple.
                                                                          • Flowering group: 2
                                                                          • Self-fertile
                                                                          • Picking: Early
                                                                          • Rosehip

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                                                                            Malus Rosehip is notable for its large rosehip-shaped red fruits.
                                                                            • Flowering group: 3
                                                                            • Good pollinator
                                                                            • Self-fertile
                                                                            • Picking: Late
                                                                            • Rosemary Russet

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                                                                              A classic English russet apple, but not as well known as its Victorian contemporaries.
                                                                              • Flowering group: 3
                                                                              • Not self-fertile
                                                                              • Picking: Late
                                                                              • Rosettein stock

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                                                                                Probably the best-flavoured of the pink-fleshed apple varieties, and produces lovely pink juice.
                                                                                • Flowering group: 2
                                                                                • Not self-fertile
                                                                                • Picking: Early
                                                                                • Available rootstocks:
                                                                                • MM106
                                                                              • Rubinette

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                                                                                Considered by many to be the best-tasting apple ever, Rubinette has a perfect sweet / sharp flavour.
                                                                                • Flowering group: 3
                                                                                • Not self-fertile
                                                                                • Picking: Late
                                                                                • Saint Edmund's Russet

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                                                                                  Not as well known as other russets, St. Edmund's Russet is nevertheless one of the best.
                                                                                  • Flowering group: 3
                                                                                  • Partially self-fertile
                                                                                  • Picking: Mid
                                                                                  • Saturn

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                                                                                    An attractive modern English apple, crisp flesh and an excellent flavour.
                                                                                    • Flowering group: 3
                                                                                    • Partially self-fertile
                                                                                    • Picking: Mid
                                                                                    • Scotch Dumpling

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                                                                                      Scotch Dumpling is a large Scottish cooking apple. Cooks to a frothy puree with a good flavour.
                                                                                      • Flowering group: 2
                                                                                      • Not self-fertile
                                                                                      • Picking: Early
                                                                                      • Scrumptiousin stock

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                                                                                        Scrumptious is a modern award-winning early-season English dessert apple.
                                                                                        • Flowering group: 3
                                                                                        • Self-fertile
                                                                                        • Picking: Early
                                                                                        • Available rootstocks:
                                                                                        • M27
                                                                                        • M26
                                                                                        • MM106
                                                                                      • Spartan

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                                                                                        Spartan produces lots of crimson maroon apples, crunchy, sweet, easy to grow, delicate "vinous" flavour.
                                                                                        • Flowering group: 3
                                                                                        • Good pollinator
                                                                                        • Partially self-fertile
                                                                                        • Picking: Late
                                                                                        • Stirling Castle

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                                                                                          A traditional Scottish cooker from the Victorian era, with a good sharp flavour.
                                                                                          • Flowering group: 2
                                                                                          • Partially self-fertile
                                                                                          • Picking: Mid
                                                                                          • Sunsetin stock

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                                                                                            Sunset is a popular garden alternative to Cox, easier to grow, with a sweet aromatic flavour.
                                                                                            • Flowering group: 3
                                                                                            • Self-fertile
                                                                                            • Picking: Late
                                                                                            • Available rootstocks:
                                                                                            • M9
                                                                                            • MM106
                                                                                          • Surprizein stock

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                                                                                            An unusual new apple variety with a unique combination of orange skin and pink flesh.
                                                                                            • Flowering group: 3
                                                                                            • Not self-fertile
                                                                                            • Picking: Mid
                                                                                            • Available rootstocks:
                                                                                            • M26
                                                                                          • William Crump

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                                                                                            A little-known high quality English apple, related to Cox and Worcester Pearmain.
                                                                                            • Flowering group: 3
                                                                                            • Not self-fertile
                                                                                            • Picking: Late
                                                                                            • Winter Gemin stock

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                                                                                              Winter Gem is a late-season apple variety with a very good aromatic flavour.
                                                                                              • Flowering group: 3
                                                                                              • Not self-fertile
                                                                                              • Picking: Late
                                                                                              • Available rootstocks:
                                                                                              • M26
                                                                                            • Worcester Pearmain

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                                                                                              Worcester Pearmain is a well-known early-season English apple, noted for its strawberry-like flavours.
                                                                                              • Flowering group: 3
                                                                                              • Partially self-fertile
                                                                                              • Picking: Early
                                                                                              • Yellow Ingestrie

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                                                                                                One of the prettiest of all apples, perfect for a table display, with a rich fruity flavour.
                                                                                                • Flowering group: 3
                                                                                                • Not self-fertile
                                                                                                • Picking: Mid