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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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Cherry incompatibility group

    Cherry universal pollinator

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            Cherry blackfly aphid

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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.
                      £24.95 - £47.00buy
                      • Fruit colour: Red
                      • Flower colour: Pink - light
                      • 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.
                      £24.95 - £47.00buy
                      • Fruit colour: Yellow
                      • Flower colour: White
                      • 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.
                      £24.95 - £44.50buy
                      • Fruit colour: Yellow
                      • Flower colour: White
                      • 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.
                      £24.95 - £47.00buy
                      • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
                      • Flower colour: White
                      • 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.
                      £24.95 - £44.50buy
                      • Fruit colour: Yellow
                      • Flower colour: White
                      • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
                    • Crab apple trees

                      Golden Hornet

                      Malus Golden Hornet is a traditional white blossom crab apple, with persistent yellow fruits.
                      £24.95 - £44.50buy
                      • Fruit colour: Yellow
                      • Flower colour: White
                      • 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.
                      £24.95 - £47.00buy
                      • Fruit colour: Red
                      • Flower colour: Pink - light
                      • 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.
                      £19.95 - £39.50buy
                      • 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 - £39.50buy
                      • 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.
                      £24.95 - £44.50buy
                      • Fruit colour: Red
                      • Flower colour: Crimson
                      • 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.
                      £24.95 - £44.50buy
                      • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
                      • Flower colour: White
                      • 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.
                      £24.95 - £44.50buy
                      • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
                      • Flower colour: White
                      • 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.
                      • 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.
                      £24.95 - £44.50buy
                      • Flower colour: Crimson
                      • 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.
                      £24.95 - £44.50buy
                      • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
                      • Flower colour: White
                      • 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.
                      £24.95 - £47.00buy
                      • Flower colour: White
                      • 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.
                      £24.95 - £44.50buy
                      • Fruit colour: Red
                      • Flower colour: White
                      • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
                    • Crab apple trees

                      Red Sentinel

                      Malus Red Sentinel has classic white blossom and a profusion of tiny scarlet persistent fruits.
                      £24.95 - £47.00buy
                      • Fruit colour: Red
                      • Flower colour: White
                      • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
                    • Crab apple trees

                      Rosehip

                      Malus Rosehip is notable for its large rosehip-shaped red fruits.
                      £24.95 - £44.50buy
                      • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
                      • Flower colour: White
                      • 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