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WSU Tree Fruit

Pollination – Apple

All varieties of apple trees require some cross-pollination for fruit set. Even though some varieties are listed as self-fruitful, they will set fruit more heavily and more regularly if they are cross-pollinated. Flowering crabapples (see variety list below) have become popular pollen donors because they generally have longer bloom times than apples and are easily cared for.

Good Crabapple Pollinizers:
There are some apple varieties that cannot be used as pollinizers:
Apple Bloom Chart

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Pollen Compatibility Chart

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