Fruit results from the pollination of flower blossoms. Some types of fruit trees can produce fruit with their own pollen, and they are called self-pollinating. Other trees need pollen from another variety of the same type of fruit blossoming at the same time.

 

 

APPLES

Golden Delicious, Red Rome, Grimes Golden, and Newton Pippin are self-pollinating and may be planted alone. These varieties will cross-pollinate other apple varieties.

Winesap, Gravenstein, Stark, Supreme Stamared, and Johngold are pollen sterile and will not pollinate other apples. They also need another apple variety for their own pollination.

All of our other apple varieties will cross-pollinate and some crabapples will also pollinate apples.

PLUMS, PLUMCOTS, PRUNES & PLUOTS

Our European Plums and plumcots are self-pollinating except Empress and will not cross-pollinate Japanese plum varieties.

Santa Rosa and Methley are self-pollinating Japanese plums. All other Japanese plums and pluots need another variety of Japanese plum for cross-pollination.

CHERRIES

Stella, Starkrimson, Whitegold, and Blackgold are all self-pollinating cherries. Our other varieties will cross-pollinate except Bing/Royal Ann and Regina/Van combinations. Montmorency, Balaton, Jubileum, and Danube are self-pollinating sour cherries but will not pollinate sweet cherries.

PEARS

Kieffer is a self-pollinating pear. Our other European pears will cross-pollinate except Bartlett and Seckel.

Hosui is a self-pollinating Asian pear. Asian pears will generally not cross-pollinate European pears.

PEACHES, NECTARINES, FIGS & PERSIMMONS

All varieties are self-pollinating and can be planted alone.

APRICOTS & APRIUMS

All apricots are self-pollinating. Apriums require pollination with any apricot variety.

 

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