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Pollination of King Charles Pearmain apple trees

Your King Charles Pearmain apple tree is in flowering group 5. It is not self-fertile and needs a pollination partner of a different variety nearby. The following varieties will pollinate this apple tree. (Most white-blossom crab-apples will also be good pollinators for this variety).

Pollination partner apple varieties in our catalogue

  1. 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
  2. A late-season red-fleshed apple, 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
  3. 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
  4. 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:
    • M26
  5. 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
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  6. 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
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
    • M25
  7. 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
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
  8. Court Pendu Plant is a traditional French apple with a pronounced aromatic pear-drop flavor.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 6
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  9. Dabinett is a traditional English cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.

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    • Pollination:
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    • Picking:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
    • MM111
  10. 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
  11. 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:
    • M26
    • MM106
  12. Gala is popular supermarket apple - but better when home-grown, with a sweet pleasant flavor.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M26
    • MM106
  13. The flavor 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:
    • M26
    • MM106
  14. A traditional crab-apple featuring a mass of white blossom in spring, followed by yellow crab apples.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group:
    • Picking:
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  15. Harry Masters Jersey is a traditional English cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group:
    • Picking:
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  16. Honeycrisp is a new 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
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M26
    • MM106
  17. John Downie is a traditional crab-apple, with white blossom and orange-red fruits, ideal for making crab apple jelly.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group:
    • Picking:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-vigorous
  18. 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:
    • M25
  19. Kingston Black is one of the premier English cider varieties and produces a bittersharp juice.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group:
    • Picking:
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  20. 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
  21. 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:
    • M26
    • MM106
    • M25
  22. 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
  23. Michelin is a traditional French cider apple variety producing a bittersweet juice.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group:
    • Picking:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
  24. A traditional English cooking apple, a good alternative to Bramley.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  25. 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
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  26. 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
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  27. 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:
    • Picking:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-vigorous
  28. Malus Wedding Bouquet features ivory-white blossom and tiny red berry-like fruitlets.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group:
    • Picking:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-vigorous

More advice about pollination

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

Crab apples

It is worth remembering that most white-blossom crab apple trees make excellent pollinators for almost any apple variety. This is because they produce very large quantities of pollen over a long period and are (with some exceptions) only distantly related to mainstream apple varieties so their pollen is highly compatible.

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