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Apple varieties which are good pollinators for other apples

Apples and crab-apples which produce widely-compatible or long-lasting pollen, useful for pollinating other apple varieties.


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Varieties list

  • Crab apple trees

    Admiration

    Also known as Malus Adirondack. A dwarf upright crab-apple with masses of light-pink / white flowers.
    £25.00 - £44.50buy
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Apple trees

    Bountiful

    Bountiful apple trees
    Bountiful is an easy-to-grow cooking apple, it retains its shape when cooked, fairly sweet for a cooker.
    £19.95 - £59.50buy
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Crab apple trees

    Butterball

    Malus Butterball is named for its bright yellow fruits, which are also good for crab apple jelly.
    £25.00 - £44.50buy
    • Fruit colour: Yellow
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Crab apple trees

    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.
    £25.00 - £44.50buy
    • Fruit colour: Yellow
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Crab apple trees

    Evereste

    Evereste is one of the most well-known crab-apples, featuring white blossom and red-yellow fruits.
    £25.00 - £44.50buy
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Apple trees

    Golden Delicious

    Golden Delicious apple trees
    The flavour of home-grown Golden Delicious is far better than its supermarket reputation.
    £19.95 - £59.50buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Crab apple trees

    Golden Gem

    A traditional crab-apple featuring a mass of white blossom in spring, followed by yellow crab apples.
    £29.95 - £44.50buy
    • Fruit colour: Yellow
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Crab apple trees

    Golden Hornet

    Malus Golden Hornet is a traditional white blossom crab apple, with persistent yellow fruits.
    £25.00 - £44.50buy
    • Fruit colour: Yellow
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Crab apple trees

    Gorgeous

    Malus Gorgeous has pink/white blossom and spherical cherry-like red fruits which are good for jelly.
    £25.00 - £44.50buy
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Apple trees

    Granny Smith

    Granny Smith apple trees
    Granny Smith is the world-famous green apple from Australia, a good choice for warmer apple-growing regions.
    £19.95buy
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Apple trees

    Greensleeves

    Greensleeves apple trees
    Greensleeves is a reliable and popular mid-season green/yellow apple, easy to grow and productive.
    £19.95 - £29.50buy
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Apple trees

    Grenadier

    Grenadier apple trees
    Grenadier is an early-season cooking apple, and one of the most foolproof apple varieties.
    £19.95 - £39.50buy
    • Picking season: Early
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Crab apple trees

    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.
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Apple trees

    James Grieve

    James Grieve apple trees
    James Grieve is the classic Scottish dual-purpose apple. It can be eaten fresh, and is also excellent for juicing and cooking.
    £19.95 - £59.50buy
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Crab apple trees

    Jelly King®

    A compact crab apple, with unusually large persistent fruits - excellent for crab apple jelly.
    £44.50buy
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Crab apple trees

    John Downie

    John Downie is a traditional crab apple for making crab apple jelly. White blossom and orange-red fruits.
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Apple trees

    Katy

    Katy apple trees
    Katy is an attractive and versatile early apple variety from Sweden, very easy to grow.
    £19.95 - £59.50buy
    • Picking season: Early
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Apple trees

    Lane's Prince Albert

    Lane's Prince Albert apple trees
    A classic Victorian cooking apple. Plenty of juicy acidity and stores well.
    £19.95buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Crab apple trees

    Laura

    Malus Laura is a very upright dwarf crab-apple, with bronze leaves, crimson blossom and maroon fruitlets.
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • 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.
    £20.95 - £45.50buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Crab apple trees

    NUVAR® Marble

    A modern English crab-apple, with large fruits, ideal for early-season crab-apple jelly.
    £44.50buy
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Crab apple trees

    Pink Glow

    Malus Dolgo, also known as Pink Glow, offers early-season white flowers and very attractive dark pink fruits. It is exceptionally cold-hardy.
    £25.00 - £44.50buy
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Crab apple trees

    Red Obelisk

    Malus Red Obelisk is a compact upright crab-apple with white flowers, purple / green leaves, and red fruits.
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Crab apple trees

    Red Sentinel

    Malus Red Sentinel has classic white blossom and a profusion of tiny scarlet persistent fruits.
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Crab apple trees

    Rosehip

    Malus Rosehip is notable for its large rosehip-shaped red fruits.
    £25.00 - £44.50buy
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Apple trees

    Spartan

    Spartan apple trees
    Spartan produces lots of crimson maroon apples, crunchy, sweet, easy to grow, delicate "vinous" flavour.
    £19.95 - £59.50buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile