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List of 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

    • 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.
      • Picking season: Mid
      • Flowering group: 2
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Crab-apples

      Evereste

      Evereste crab-apples
      Malus Evereste is a popular traditional crab-apple with masses of white blossom, then red-yellow fruits.
      • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Apple trees

      Golden Delicious

      Golden Delicious apple trees
      The flavor of home-grown Golden Delicious is far better than its supermarket reputation.
      • Picking season: Late
      • Flowering group: 4
      • Country of origin: United States
      • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Crab-apples

      Golden Gem

      Golden Gem crab-apples
      A traditional crab-apple featuring a mass of white blossom in spring, followed by yellow crab apples.
      • Fruit colour: Yellow
    • Crab-apples

      Golden Hornet

      Malus Golden Hornet has pink / white blossom then small yellow crab apples which hang on late in the year.
      • Fruit colour: Yellow
    • Crab-apples

      Gorgeous

      Gorgeous crab-apples
      Malus Gorgeous has pink/white blossom and spherical cherry-like red fruits which are good for jelly.
      • Fruit colour: Red
    • 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.
      • Picking season: Very late
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Country of origin: Australia
      • 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.
      • Picking season: Mid
      • Flowering group: 2
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • 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.
      • Picking season: Early
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Apple trees

      James Grieve

      James Grieve apple trees
      James Grieve is the classic Scottish cooking apple. It can also be eaten fresh, and is excellent for juice.
      • Picking season: Mid
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Crab-apples

      Jelly King®

      Jelly King crab-apples
      White blossom followed by large orange-red fruits which are ideal for making crab-apple jelly.
      • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Crab-apples

      John Downie

      John Downie crab-apples
      John Downie is a traditional crab-apple, with white blossom and orange-red fruits, ideal for making crab apple jelly.
      • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Apple trees

      Katy

      Katy apple trees
      Katy is an attractive and versatile early apple variety from Sweden, very easy to grow.
      • Picking season: Early
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Country of origin: Sweden
      • 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
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Crab-apples

      Laura

      Laura crab-apples
      Malus Laura is a very upright dwarf crab-apple, with bronze leaves, crimson blossom and maroon fruitlets.
    • 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.
      • Picking season: Late
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Crab-apples

      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.
    • Crab-apples

      Red Obelisk

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

      Red Sentinel

      Red Sentinel crab-apples
      A deservedly popular crab-apple, Malus Red Sentinel has classic white apple blossom and a profusion of tiny scarlet persistent fruits.
      • Fruit colour: Red
    • Crab-apples

      Rosehip

      Rosehip crab-apples
      Malus Rosehip features white blossom and large rosehip-shaped red fruits.
      • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Apple trees

      Spartan

      Spartan apple trees
      Spartan produces lots of crimson maroon apples, crunchy, sweet, easy to grow, delicate "vinous" flavor.
      • Picking season: Late
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Country of origin: Canada
      • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Crab-apples

      Wedding Bouquet

      Wedding Bouquet crab-apples
      Malus Wedding Bouquet features ivory-white blossom and tiny red berry-like fruitlets.
      • Fruit colour: Red - dark