Apple Tree Pollination Groups

If you are thinking about buying apple trees this year then you will want to make sure they are compatible in terms of pollination. This is a list of Apple Flowering Groups for the UK.  You can use it as a reference for the purposes of ensuring you have the correct pollinator(s) available for your Apple trees

Early Flowering Group

These trees will pollinate one another and any tree in the Mid Season Flowering Group (see) below:

Beauty of Bath, Discovery, Egremont Russet

Mid Season Flowering Group

These trees will pollinate one another and any tree in either the Early or Late Season Flowering Groups:

Arthur Turner, Charles Ross, Cox's Orange Pippin, Cox's Self-Fertile, Grenadier, James Grieve, Lord Lambourne, Revd W. Wilkes, Sunset, Winter Gem, Worcester Permain.

Triploids in this group (that need pollination but cannot pollinate other trees) are:

Blenheim Orange, Bramley's Seedling

Late Season Flowering Group

These trees will pollinate one another and any tree in the Mid Season Flowering Group:

Ellisons Orange, Falstaff, Howgate Wonder, Laxton's Superb, Spartan

Triploids in this group (that need pollination but cannot pollinate other trees) are:

Crispin, Jupiter

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4 thoughts on “Apple Tree Pollination Groups”

  • mar120459

    Neat. I though i would have to read a book on fruit tree pollination to get the answr to how what polinates a crispin. tx

    Reply
  • directelectric

    could you add sum more apple tree pollinators & tipes plse

    dd

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  • ellis

    HI there I have just bought 2 young apple trees. one of them cox`s orange pippin, and the other braeburn. can you tell me if these will cross pollenate each other or will i need a third tree to do the job. if so any suggestions.
    thanks
    ellis

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  • Julian

    Hi Ellis
    Probably not - Braeburns flower very late indeed, so although they will pollinate themselves, the Coxs will be over before the Braeburns can do the job. (And Coxs Orange Pippins are self sterile apple trees).

    The apple trees you might want to think about are varieties like Ashmead's Kernel (outstanding taste), Beauty Of Bath (the best somerset apple), Early Victoria (if you want a really good cooker), Pitmaston Pineapple or Winter Gem (for a cox like late eater). They are all outstanding apple trees that will serve you well - and give you fruit you don't get in the shops....

    Good luck

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