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Pollination of Golden Hornet crab-apple trees

Your Golden Hornet crab-apple tree is in flowering group 5. It is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, but fruiting will usually be improved if there is a compatible partner of a different variety nearby. The following varieties will pollinate this crab-apple tree.

Pollination partner crab-apple varieties in our catalogue

  • Annie Elizabeth

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
  • Baya Marisa

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

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

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
  • Braeburn

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Very late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M9
    • M26
    • MM106
  • Chivers Delight

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M26
    • MM106
  • Comtesse de Paris

    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.

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

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

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

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Very late
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Court Pendu Plat

    Court Pendu Plant is a traditional French apple with an aromatic pear-drop flavour.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 6
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
  • Dabinett

    Dabinett is a traditional English cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 6
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Very late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
    • M116
    • MM111
    • M25
  • Ellison's Orange

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
    • M25
  • Fiesta

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

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

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M9
    • M26
    • MM106
  • Golden Delicious

    The flavour of home-grown Golden Delicious is far better than its supermarket reputation.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M9
    • M26
    • MM106
  • Golden Gem

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

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

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

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

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Very late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
    • M116
  • Honeycrisp

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

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

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group:
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking:
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • King of the Pippins

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
    • M25
  • Kingston Black

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Very late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM111
  • Lane's Prince Albert

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
  • Laxton's Superb

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

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

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M26
    • MM106
    • M25
  • Michelin

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
    • M116
    • MM111
    • M25
  • Newton Wonder

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
    • M25
  • Pitmaston Pine Apple

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

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

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

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

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group:
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking:
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Tremlett's Bitter

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 5
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Tydeman's Late Orange

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

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

More advice about pollination

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

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