Apple varieties which are good pollinators for other apples


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners7
Average3
Some needed

Fruit tree categories

Apple trees10
Apricot trees1
Cherry trees6
Crab apple trees24
Hazel trees2
Pear trees3
Plum trees4
Walnut trees2

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Tree form


1-year7
2-year1
2-year bush-trained9
Half standard4
Standard 1.75m1
Cordon1
Fan-trained1

Supplied as


Bare-root8
Pot-grown9

Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)2
Medium (semi-dwarf)3
Large (semi-vigorous)10
Full-size (standard)1

Rootstock


M1161
M251
M263
M92
MM10610

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Picking season

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Very early
Early2
Mid3
Late4
Very late1

Keeping

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Does not keep
1-3 days
1 week5
2-3 weeks
1-2 months1
3 months or more4

Uses


Good for eating fresh7
Good for cooking7
Good for juice6
Good for cider2

Cooking result


Puree2
Textured puree
Keeps shape4

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential1
Full sun preferred5
Tolerates partial shade3
Tolerates north-facing shade1

Flowering group

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1
22
36
42
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile1
Partially self-fertile5
Not self-fertile4

Ploidy

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Diploid10

Pollinating others

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Good10
Average56
Poor16

Vigour

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Weak growing
Slightly small
Average growth9
Slightly large
Large1
Very large

Precocity

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Precocious4
Slow to start bearing

Cropping


Heavy7
Good3
Light

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer7
Free-spurring
Partial tip-bearer3
Tip-bearer

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening7
Fruit drops when ripe2
Ripens over a period
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular8
Biennial tendency1

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Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance4
Some resistance2
Susceptible1

Can be grown in


Temperate climates9
Mild / damp climates3
Warm climates3

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General resistance

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Good5
Average3
Poor

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture4

Canker

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Very resistant
Some resistance1
Neutral
Some susceptibility2
Very susceptible

Scab

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Very resistant1
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility5
Very susceptible

Mildew

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Very resistant
Some resistance1
Neutral
Some susceptibility2
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

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Country of origin


Australia1
Canada1
Sweden 1
United Kingdom6
United States1

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 1649
1650 - 1699
1700 - 1749
1750 - 1799
1800 - 18491
1850 - 18994
1900 - 19492
1950 - 19992
20001

Fruit colour


Crimson1
Green4
Green / Red1
Green / Yellow1
Orange / Red1
Orange flush1
Red1

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Apple varieties which are good pollinators

  • Apple trees
    Bountiful Apple trees

    Bountiful

    Bountiful is an easy-to-grow cooking apple, it retains its shape when cooked, fairly sweet for a cooker.  compare
    From £18.95 to £32.45
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Golden Delicious Apple trees

    Golden Delicious

    The flavour of home-grown Golden Delicious is far better than its supermarket reputation.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Granny Smith Apple trees

    Granny Smith

    Granny Smith is the world-famous green apple from Australia, a good choice for warmer apple-growing regions.  compare
    From £18.95 to £31.50
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Apple trees
    Greensleeves Apple trees

    Greensleeves

    Greensleeves is a reliable and popular mid-season green/yellow apple, easy to grow and productive.  compare
    From £18.95 to £31.50
    Flowering: 2partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Grenadier Apple trees

    Grenadier

    Grenadier is an early-season cooking apple, and one of the most foolproof apple varieties.  compare
    From £18.95 to £31.50
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    James Grieve Apple trees

    James Grieve  Best seller

    James Grieve is the classic Scottish cooking apple. It can also be eaten fresh, and is excellent for juice.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees
    Katy Apple trees

    Katy  Best seller

    Katy is an attractive and versatile early apple variety from Sweden, very easy to grow.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees
    Lane's Prince Albert Apple trees

    Lane's Prince Albert

    A classic Victorian cooking apple. Plenty of juicy acidity and stores well.  compare
    From £18.95
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Little Pax Apple trees

    Little PaxTM

    A new English apple variety, recently discovered on the Isle of Wight - but its appearance and flavour hark back to the Victorian era.  compare
    From £18.95 to £37.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Apple trees
    Spartan Apple trees

    Spartan

    Spartan produces lots of crimson maroon apples, crunchy, sweet, easy to grow, delicate "vinous" flavour.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.95
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice