Apple Tree Pollination Advice.
Pollination is the process of pollen from a same species tree being added to the flowers of another tree to start the fruit growing process. This comes about by the generous nature of bees, moths, butterflies, flies and also the wind.
Fruit trees can sometimes fail to produce fruit.This is often caused by a pollination problem. We hope the following tips will be of help.
Some types are Self-Fertile: This means they will produce fruit without the need of pollen from another tree. You can plant this in the middle of nowhere and it will still produce fruit.
Partially Self-Fertile: Will produce some fruit without the pollen of another tree but more fruit is produced with a pollination partner e.g. another tree of the same species.
Apple Trees are divided into groups.The group a variety is in depends on when the plant flowers.A variety will produce fruit if pollinated with pollen from another tree in the same group or one group above or below it.eg Discovery is in group 3.It can be pollinated with another tree from either group 2, 3 or 4.
Flowering Crabs eg Malus Evereste are excellent pollinators as they flower for a long period.