Fruit Pollination

Fruit Tree Pollination

Detailed lists of pollination partners, divided into groups to make choosing a partner easy:
Apple Trees.
Cherry Trees.
Pear Trees.
Plum, Gage, Damson, Mirabelle, Bullace Trees - these will all pollinate each other.

Each type of fruit tree has its own pollination details, but there are several common principles. In general, fruit trees need a "partner" to pollinate them in order to produce fruit at all or to make good crops. You can buy a range of self-fertile fruit trees from us, but even these varieties will usually perform better when they are pollinated.

A fruit tree can be pollinated by another fruit tree of the same type, but of a different variety, that is in flower at the same time. For example, a Cox's apple tree can be pollinated by any other apple tree that is in flower at the same time, except for another Cox.
Fruit trees need bees to pollinate them. Anything you can do to support your local bees is good for pollination.

We want to reassure you about how easy pollination is. Unless you live in a very isolated area, the chances are high that there are fruit trees in your area that are in range for pollination. This is especially true of apples, as crabapples are common ornamental trees and make excellent pollination partners.
You also do not need to have two full sized fruit trees for pollination. There are several ways of training fruit trees on wires, flat against a wall, to save space.

Detailed lists of pollination partners, divided into groups to make choosing a partner easy:
Apple Trees.
Cherry Trees.
Pear Trees.
Plum, Gage, Damson, Mirabelle, Bullace Trees - these will all pollinate each other.

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