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Your McIntosh apple tree is in flowering group 2. It is self-sterile and needs a pollination partner nearby. The following varieties will pollinate this apple tree. (Most crab-apples will also be good pollinators for this variety).

Pollination partner apple varieties in our catalog

  1. Alkmene

    Alkmene is a mid-season apple from Germany, related to to Cox but with a more robust flavor.
    Flowering group: 2Self-fertilePicking: Early-Mid season
  2. Antonovka

    Antonovka is one of the most cold-hardy of all apple varieties.
    Flowering group: 3Self-sterilePicking: Early-Mid season
  3. Blue Pearmain

    An old-fashioned winter eating apple, with a strong sweet/sharp flavor.
    Flowering group: 3Self-sterilePicking: Late season
  4. Chestnut Crab

    Large cooking and dessert crab apple. Attractive, reddish bronze fruit.  Crisp, juicy sweet flesh with a pleasing nut-like flavor. Ripens over a long period.
    Flowering group: 3Self-sterilePicking: Mid season
  5. CrimsonCrisp

    CrimsonCrisp is a modern scab-resistant apple, with a very crisp flesh. It can be picked over a long-period.
    Flowering group: 3Self-sterilePicking: Mid-Late season
  6. Cripps Pink

    Cripps Pink is one of the best-known modern apple varieties, well-suited to the warmer apple-growing regions.
    Flowering group: 3Self-sterilePicking: Very-Late season
  7. Dolgo

    Malus Dolgo, also known as Pink Glow, offers early-season white flowers and dark pink fruits.
    Flowering group: 2Self-fertilePicking: Early season
  8. Duchess of Oldenburg

    An old culinary variety from Russia, popular in North America, and noted for its winter hardiness.
    Flowering group: 2Self-sterilePicking: Early season
  9. Egremont Russet

    Egremont Russet is the most popular English russet variety, and a good apple tree for the garden.
    Flowering group: 2Partially self-fertilePicking: Late season
  10. Elstar

    Elstar is an attractive apple with a well-balanced honeyed flavor.
    Flowering group: 3Self-sterilePicking: Late season
  11. Erwin Bauer

    A fine-flavored late-season eating apple from Germany.
    Flowering group: 3Self-sterilePicking:
  12. Freyberg

    Freyberg (or Freyburg) is an attractive golden yellow apple with a high-quality sweet refreshing flavor.
    Flowering group: 3Self-sterilePicking:
  13. Galarina

    Galarina is best considered an improved, disease-resistant Gala (to which it is closely related).
    Flowering group: 3Self-sterilePicking: Mid-Late season
  14. Golden Russet

    Golden Russet is an antique apple from New York, considered the best-flavored of American russets.
    Flowering group: 2Self-sterilePicking: Late season
  15. Granny Smith

    Granny Smith is the world-famous green apple from Australia, a good choice for warmer apple-growing regions.
    Flowering group: 3Self-fertilePicking: Very-Late season
  16. Grimes Golden

    A high quality apple, Grimes Golden is probably the parent of Golden Delicious, but with a richer flavor.
    Flowering group: 3Self-fertilePicking: Late season
  17. Hewe's Virginia

    Also known as Virginia Crab, Hewe's Crab is considered one of the best varieties for cider.
    Flowering group: 3Self-fertilePicking: Late season
  18. Hudson's Golden Gem

    A large yellow russeted apple with an excellent sweet flavor.
    Flowering group: 3Picking: Late season
  19. James Grieve

    James Grieve is the classic Scottish cooking apple. It can also be eaten fresh, and is excellent for juice.
    Flowering group: 3Partially self-fertilePicking: Mid season
  20. Jonathan

    One of the best-flavored US apple varieties, a good choice for the backyard orchard.
    Flowering group: 3Partially self-fertilePicking: Late season
  21. Kidd's Orange Red

    Kidd's Orange Red is one of the best Cox-style apples, aromatic, sweet, and easy to grow.
    Flowering group: 3Self-sterilePicking: Late season
  22. King David

    A popular Arkansas variety with a rich southern flavor.
    Flowering group: 3Self-sterilePicking: Late season
  23. Lady (Api)

    A small highly flavored variety from France, where it is known as Api. Thought to be very old.
    Flowering group: 3Self-sterilePicking: Late season
  24. Margil

    An 18th century French apple variety with an aromatic and complex flavor.
    Flowering group: 3Self-sterilePicking: Late season
  25. Newtown Pippin

    In use since the 18th century, Newtown Pippin is a versatile American apple with a good aromatic flavor.
    Flowering group: 3Self-sterilePicking: Late season
  26. Novaspy

    An improved form of Northern Spy, and an excellent all-round apple for northern areas.
    Flowering group: 3Picking: Late season
  27. Pink Pearl

    A pink-fleshed apple developed by Californian enthusiast Albert Etter in the 1940s.
    Flowering group: 1Picking:
  28. Porter's Perfection

    Porter's Perfection is a 19th century English cider variety producing a bittersharp juice.
    Flowering group: 2Self-sterilePicking: Very-Late season
  29. Priscilla

    A late summer apple, one of the most disease-resistant of all apples.
    Flowering group: 3Self-sterilePicking: Early-Mid season
  30. Redfree

    A highly disease resistant summer apple with a sweet flavor.
    Flowering group: 3Picking: Early season
  31. Rubinette

    Considered by many to be the best-tasting apple ever, Rubinette has a perfect sweet / sharp flavour.
    Flowering group: 3Self-sterilePicking: Late season
  32. Saint Edmund's Russet

    Not as well known as other russets, St. Edmund's Russet is nevertheless one of the best.
    Flowering group: 3Partially self-fertilePicking:
  33. Shizuka

    A large sweet-flavored crisp eating apple from Japan.
    Flowering group: 2Self-sterilePicking: Mid season
  34. SunCrisp

    A high-quality late-season eating apple with plenty of interesting flavor.
    Flowering group: 3Self-sterilePicking:
  35. Sweet Sixteen

    Sweet 16 is a sweet-flavored apple, with good cold hardiness.
    Flowering group: 3Self-sterilePicking: Mid-Late season
  36. Wickson Crab

    Wickson crab is a popular crab apple variety which is also useful in cider blends.
    Flowering group: 2Self-sterilePicking: Late season
  37. Winecrisp

    Winecrisp is a modern disease-resistant apple with a spicy flavor. Also known as Co-op 31.
    Flowering group: 3Self-sterilePicking:
  38. Wolf River

    Wolf River is the perfect cooking apple for the north - reliable, cold-hardy, disease resistant.
    Flowering group: 3Self-sterilePicking: Late season
  39. Yellow Transparent

    A traditional very early-season dual-purpose apple, which is also very winter-hardy.
    Flowering group: 2Partially self-fertilePicking: Early season
  40. Zestar!

    A crisp attractive early-season apple which stores well.
    Flowering group: 1Self-sterilePicking: Early season

Other compatible varieties

We do not sell these varieties but they may be available from other fruit tree nurseries. Use our enquiry form and we will help you find a supplier.

  1. Airlie Red Flesh
    A red-fleshed apple variety from the USA, sometimes known as Hidden Rose® or Aerlies Red Flesh.
  2. Akero
    An heirloom apple variety from Sweden, quite widely grown in Scandanavia, very handsome fruit.
  3. Alexander
    An old and attractive culinary apple, cooks to a puree.
  4. Allington Pippin
    A versatile English apple, with a strong pineapple-like flavour, useful for both cooking and eating.
  5. Almata
    A red-fleshed apple variety.
  6. American Summer Pearmain
    An excellent early eating apple, also good for cooking. Medium size, yellow-green fruit is flushed and streaked red to purple red. Sweet, very juicy flesh.
  7. Aromatic Russet
    A high quality russet-style variety, sharper than Egremont Russet, with a rich flavour and occasionally a hint of lemon.
  8. Arthur Turner
    A well-known early season culinary apple. Cooks to a sweet puree. Grows easily in most situations.
  9. Arthur W Barnes
    An attractive and popular mid-season culinary apple, very versatile in the kitchen, cooks to a puree.
  10. Bardsey
    Discovered growing on an island off the coast of North Wales, and considered very disease-resistant.
  11. Baumann's Reinette
    Sharp/sweet flavour but fairly bland, quite chewy - looks better than it tastes
  12. Beauty of Bath
    A popular English garden apple from the Victorian era, one of the first to ripen.
  13. Beeley Pippin
    A relatively unknown English 19th century dessert apple.
  14. Benoni
    A mid-season heritage variety from Massachusetts, USA, with a pleasant sweet flavor.
  15. Antonovka Kamenichka
    A culinary apple from the Ukraine, possibly a more colored form of Antonovka.
  16. Ariane
    A modern French dessert apple variety, with built-in resistance to scab. Ariane is an attractive red/yellow colour and has a pleasant mild apple flavour.
  17. Bonza
    A chance seedling discovered in Australia.
  18. Bountiful
    An easy-to-grow cooking apple, retains shape when cooked, fairly sweet for a cooker. Unusually for a cooking apple, it is quite modern - introduced by East Malling Research Station in the 1960s.
  19. Bright Future
    One of the last varieties developed by English apple breeder Hugh Ermen, introduced in 2008 in conjunction with organic charity Garden Organic.
  20. Broadholme Beauty
    A mild-flavoured cooking apple, related to James Grieve.
  21. Brownlees Russet
    A popular English apple from the Victorian era, widely grown at the time and esteemed for its flavour and blossom.
  22. Daliclass
    Essentially an improved Elstar, with a bit more sharpness.
  23. Davey
    Highly colored, bright red, distinctly flavored, of Baldwin texture and keeping qualities. Good, brisk taste, hint of strawberry flavor, crisp and juicy.
  24. Dawn
    A good-looking dessert variety, fairly sharp flavour
  25. Delprim
    A good quality early-season variety, developed by the Delbard nursery in France, with an interesting pedigree. Deserves to be more widely grown.
  26. Devonshire Quarrenden
    A very old English apple variety, historically important because of its strawberry-like flavour.
  27. Diamond Jubilee
    Sharp puree, crisp juicy dessert later in season
  28. Discovery
    A popular English early apple variety, and a good choice for the garden.
  29. Dog's Snout
    A primitive green culinary apple, peculiar to the county of Yorkshire.
  30. Bushey Grove
    Sharp acidic cooker, very juicy
  31. Cameo
    A modern sweet variety, reminscent of Red Delicious.
  32. Charles Ross
    Handsome, juicy, versatile English classic - good for old-fashioned English cooking.
  33. Christmas Pearmain
    Nice apple flavour, sweet but with refreshing sharpness, firm rather than crunchy
  34. Christmas Pippin
    A modern Cox-style variety, found growing by a roadside.
  35. Clark's Seedling
    An English culinary apple from the 1920s, uncertain origins. Widely known as Royal George.
  36. Duke of Devonshire
    An important Victorian apple with a distinctive fruity flavour, and often russeted. Continues to be quietly popular.
  37. Elise
    A new apple variety developed to have low levels of the allergenic compounds which can cause mild allergic reaction to apples in some people.
  38. Elton Beauty
    An attractive early-season English apple, related to James Grieve.
  39. Emneth Early
    Also known as Early Victoria, Emneth Early is a very early-season "codlin" type apple. It was grown commercially in East Anglia and elsewhere, particularly for jam production.
  40. Epicure
    Small, firm early apple. Very good dessert quality. Often known as Laxton's Epicure.
  41. Estivale
    A very good early/mid-season apple from France, also known as Delcorf and Delbarestivale.
  42. Falstaff
    Popular garden apple tree, very heavy crops, easy to grow, very juicy.
  43. Freedom
    Good multi-use apple. Medium to large red fruit on almost invisible yellow skin. Crisp, juicy, sweet, good-tasting flesh. Subacid, sprightly flavor.
  44. George Cave
    A very early English apple, popular as a garden apple variety.
  45. Glockenapfel
    A very old European apple variety with a distinctive bell-like shape.
  46. Golden Harvey
    Intense, sweet, sharp-flavored russet apple famous for strong cider.
  47. Golden Nugget
    A small, broadly conical, long-stemmed predominately yellow fruit with orange streaks and splashes. Crisp, juicy flesh with extra sweet, rich, mellow flavor. Fine for eating out of hand, excellent for pies, sauce and apple butter. Short keeping life.
  48. Golden Pippin
    Yellow colored with a sharp, intense fruity flavor.
  49. Green Balsam
    A 19th century variety grown in a small part of the county of North Yorkshire, and known as "the farmer's wife's apple".
  50. Greensleeves
    A good garden apple, with a pleasant but unexceptional flavour.
  51. Grenadier
    If you want an early-season English cooking apple, this is the one - good flavour for all sorts of culinary uses, very easy to grow, and crops well.
  52. Haralson
    Good baking, eating and cider apple. Flesh is crisp, juicy, firm. Mildly tart flavor, not acid. Holds its shape and texture in baking. Retains good flavor in keeping.
  53. Hazen
    Large round dark red fruit. Greenish yellow, medium firm, juicy, very sweet flesh; mildly subacid flavor. Pleasant for eating, good dessert and cooking apple. Named after both the nearby town of Hazen, and Dean Arlon Hazen, the Director of the North Dakota Experiment Station.
  54. Herefordshire Russet
    A modern russet with an excellent strong Cox-like flavour, could displace Egremont Russet
  55. Honeygold
    Hardy substitute for Golden Delicious developed especially for cold northern areas. Golden Delicious flavor, Haralson hardiness. Medium to large golden to greenish fruit with very smooth finish and reddish bronze blush. Flavor is sweeter and more bland than Golden Delicious. High quality. Superior storage qualities.
  56. Howgate Wonder
    Very large cooker, not great flavour when cooked but excellent sharp juice
  57. Golden Spire
    A good quality yellow cooking apple.
  58. Indo
    A very sweet variety from Japan.
  59. July Red
    Very attractive, large, red fruit. Strongly scented with vinous or loganberry flavor; sweet, soft, juicy, white flesh.
  60. Kandil Sinap
    Tall cylindrical apple. Creamy, yellow porcelain-like skin with red blush. Crisp, juicy, fine-textured flesh, excellent flavor.
  61. Katy
    A very attractive and easy-to-grow early apple variety from Sweden, properly called Katya - Katy is the anglicised name.
  62. Kerry Pippin
    Small shiny yellow fruit, sometimes striped red. Crisp, crunchy, hard flesh.
  63. Keswick Codlin
    An old but ever-popular early-season English cooking apple.
  64. Lady Hollendale
    An attractive crimson-striped early-season English apple, originating in East Anglia.
  65. Lady Williams
    An attractive red flushed Australian apple of uncertain parentage, but with excellent keeping qualities.
  66. Lakeland
    Medium sized fruit dark red striped. Flesh is yellow sometimes slightly tinged with red. Fine textured, juicy, and mildly acid. Excellent for pies and sauce. Good all-purpose apple. Good keeper, keeping until December.
  67. Langton's Nonsuch
    An old English variety, originating in Church Langton, Leicestershire, from which its name derives.
  68. Laxton's Fortune
    A popular English Cox-style variety, with a sweeter flavour and easier to grow, raised by the famous Laxton Bros. nursery in Bedford, UK.
  69. Limelight
    Developed by UK apple breeder H. Ermen, based on the Greensleeves apple from East Malling Research Station.
  70. Little Pax
    A new English apple variety, recently discovered at St. Cecilia's Abbey on the Isle of Wight.
  71. Lord Hindlip
    A versatile English dessert variety from the late Victorian era, and one of the longest-keeping apples.
  72. Jazz
    Proof that supermarket apples are no longer bland and boring, Jazz has crisp flesh with a superb rich peardrop flavor.
  73. Jonafree
    Medium size, bright red, fully or nearly fully colored. Flavor is Jonathan-like, but less acid. Keeps 10 weeks.
  74. Jonagrimes
    As the name suggests, Jonagrimes is a cross between Jonathan and Grimes Golden.
  75. Jonared
    Flavor similar to Jonathan
  76. Lord Peckover
    An early-season apple, originating from the East Anglia region of England, with an attractive crimson flushed skin.
  77. Mairac
    A modern Swiss apple, derived from Gala and Maigold and released in 2002.
  78. Maltster
    A 19th century dual-purpose variety, with a very modern red-streaked appearance
  79. Mantet
    An early-season apple variety from Canada.
  80. Opal
    A modern apple from the Czech Republic, related to Golden Delicious and Topaz.
  81. Opal (Seabrook)
    An early-season English apple, with very similar qualities to one of its parents, Worcester Pearmain.
  82. Opalescent
    A popular large New England apple, sweet, crunchy, juicy, hint of strawberries - a well-flavoured apple.
  83. Oriole
    An early-season American apple from the University of Minnesota.
  84. Paula Red
    One of the better early season eating apples. Small to medium apple, taste is mild.
  85. Peasgood's Nonsuch
    Highly esteemed culinary apple. Large pale yellow-green fruit, deepening to orange-yellow with short stripes of bright red and some russet patches. Good acid-sweet flavor, cooks to a froth.
  86. Perrine Yellow Transparent
    Tetraploid Yellow Transparent. Very big fruit, otherwise similar to Yellow Transparent.
  87. Meridian
    An attractive well-flavoured modern English apple, difficult to detect the Cox parentage though.
  88. Merton Prolific
    An interesting cross between a cooker (Northern Greening) and a dessert apple (Cox's Orange Pippin).
  89. Merton Russet
    Small. Golden russet colored. Flesh very crisp, deep yellow, and juicy. Complex sweet/spicy flavor.
  90. Merton Worcester
    An interesting early/mid season dessert variety, probably deserves to be better known.
  91. Miller's Seedling
    A small early-season English apple, popular in late Victorian times.
  92. New Rock Pippin
    An old English late-season dessert apple variety originating from Cambridgeshire. Highly regarded by 19th century writers for its dry firm flesh and rich flavour and hint of anise.
  93. Norfolk Royal Russet
    Norfolk Royal Russet is one of the best-looking russet apples, with a superb rich sweet flavour.
  94. Northern Greening
    A very old English apple, widely grown by the 19th century and probably the forebear of many of the major Victorian-era culinary apples.
  95. Pink Pearmain
    This apple obtains a red striped skin when mature, with an upside-down shape. Flesh is a deeper pink tone which varies with climatic changes. Tart and aromatic flavor.
  96. Quinte
    Firm good quality early eating apple that ships well. Medium size, yellow, flushed red.
  97. Red Devil
    Red Devil is an attractive modern English mid-season apple, developed by the influential English apple enthusiast Hugh Ermen. It is notable for its attractive pink juice.
  98. Red Falstaff
    A red-coloured sport of Falstaff, a popular garden apple tree.
  99. Red Jonathan
    A more deeply colored sport of the original Jonathan, with similar good flavor and keeping qualities.
  100. Red Windsor
    A red sport of Alkmene, with the same strong Cox-style flavour, but with a distinctly different appearance. Also known as Sweet Lilibet.
  101. Reverend W Wilks
    Good early cooker, and easy to grow.
  102. Rival
    A Cox-style cooking apple, commercially successful in the 1920s.
  103. Rosemary Russet
    A classic English russet apple from the Victorian era, though not as well known as its contemporaries.
  104. Rosette
    An early-season pink-fleshed apple variety, similar to Discovery.
  105. Saint Everard
    One of the more unusual Cox-derived apples, Saint Everard is the result of Cox pollinated by a well-regarded old English variety, Margil. As might be expected it has a high quality aromatic flavour. However it suffers from the cultural difficulties of Cox's Orange Pippin and did not achieve commercial success.
  106. Sans Pareil
    An English apple variety from the Victorian era, or possibly earlier, with a good flavour, deserves to be more widely grown.
  107. Saturn
    An excellent modern English apple variety, developed at the famous East Malling research station.
  108. Scotch Dumpling
    An early-ripening culinary apple, which cooks to a frothy puree.
  109. Scrumptious
    A new early-season English dessert apple, with very good flavour.
  110. Shenandoah
    Quite similar to its parent Opalescent, and a pleasant sweet apple in its own right
  111. Sops in Wine
    Old English culinary and cider apple. Fruit medium, skin greenish yellow flushed purple red. Flesh soft, fine stained pink. Flavor aromatic, subacid, vinous.
  112. Prairie Spy
    All purpose. Red over yellow, attractive large fruit. Some russeting may occur. Excellent flavor, improves in storage. Extra long keeping winter apple.
  113. Priam
    Medium range red over green-yellow. Keeps well through January.
  114. Rubinola
    A mid-season disease-resistant variety from the Czech Republic, with a very good flavor.
  115. Stirling Castle
    A popular Victorian cooking apple from Stirling in Scotland, produces a good-flavoured puree.
  116. Sunset
    Popular garden alternative to Cox, easier to grow, and has a similar flavour albeit lacking some of the depth.
  117. Thoday's Quarrenden
    A mid/late season English dessert apple, raised in Cambridge in the mid 20th century, but thought to be related to the early-season Devonshire Quarrenden.
  118. Topaz
    One of the best modern disease-resistant varieties, fairly sharp flavour
  119. Upton Pyne
    Primarily a cooking variety, notable for a delicate pineapple-like flavour. Cooks to puree.
  120. Wayside
    Wayside is a mid-season dessert apple, probably a seedling of Charles Ross, which it resembles in appearance and flavour.
  121. William Crump
    An intensely flavoured English apple, related to Cox and Worcester Pearmain.
  122. Winter Gem
    A late-season modern English apple with a good aromatic flavour.
  123. Yellow Ingestrie
    An attractive old yellow apple, with quite a strong apple flavour
  124. Admiration
    Also known as Malus Adirondack. A dwarf upright crab-apple with masses of light-pink / white flowers.
  125. Butterball
    Butterball is named for its bright yellow fruits, which are also good for crab apple jelly.
  126. Coralburst
    Malus Coralburst is a naturally compact crab-apple, perfect for patios.
  127. Evereste
    Evereste is a popular crab-apple with masses of white blossom, then red-yellow fruits.
  128. Gorgeous
    Malus Gorgeous features light pink blossom and is good for crab apple jelly.
  129. Huonville Crab
    A red-fleshed apple from Tasmania.
  130. Indian Magic
    A superb all-round crab apple, bronze leaves, and persistent red fruits.
  131. Jelly King
    A compact crab apple, with unusually large persistent fruits - excellent for crab apple jelly.
  132. Laura
    A dwarf upright crab apple with bronze leaves and crimson blossom.
  133. Liset
    Malus Liset is a compact ornamental crab apple, with dusky red flowers and small scarlet fruits.
  134. Louisa
    Malus Louisa is a pretty weeping crab apple with light pink blossom.
  135. Malus floribunda
    A species of crab-apple, with pink/white flowers followed by small yellow fruits.
  136. Malus toringo
    Malus toringo is a species of ornamental crab apple, with white flowers and small yellow fruits.
  137. Marbles NUVAR
    Malus Marbles NUVAR
  138. Profusion
    Malus Profusion is a notably compact crab apple variety, with dense clusters of deep pink blossom.
  139. Red Sentinel
    Malus Red Sentinel has classic white apple blossom and a profusion of tiny scarlet fruits.
  140. Roberts Crab
    A large purple-skinned crab-apple, with red flesh.
  141. Rosehip
    Malus Rosehip is notable for its large rosehip-shaped red fruits.
  142. Royal Beauty
    Royal Beauty is a compact weeping crab apple with crimson blossom.
  143. Scarlett
    Malus toringo Scarlett is an ornamental crab apple with purple/green leaves and pink blossom.
  144. Sun Rival
    Malus Sun Rival is a crab apple with white flowers, red fruits, notable for its weeping growth habit.
  145. Tina
    Malus Tina is a naturally compact crab-apple, perfect for patios.
  146. Arlet / Swiss Gourmet
    Arlet, also known as Swiss Gourmet, is a sweet mid-season dessert apple with good keeping qualities.
  147. Burgundy
    A mid-season apple variety with a good flavor, and good for juicing.
  148. Centennial Crab
    A large-fruited cold-hardy crab-apple developed by the University of Minnesota. Can also be eaten fresh.
  149. Cripps Red
    Cripps Red is a late-season dessert apple from Australia, with a crisp dense flesh and a good flavor.
  150. Idared
    Idared is notable for its exceptional keeping qualities. It has a pleasant mild but undistinguished apple flavor.
  151. Irish Peach
    An attractive early season apple, ripening in July / August.
  152. Lord Lambourne
    Popular garden variety, many uses, good balance of sweet and sharp
  153. Melrose
    Official Ohio State apple. Large flattened fruit. Yellowish green skin flushed and streaked dark red with russet spots. Firm, coarse, juicy creamy white flesh. Slightly acid flavor. Very good cooking and dessert qualities. Best after Christmas when it develops it's fruity aroma.
  154. State Fair
    Fruit is round, conic, medium sized. Fruit is brilliantly striped with reddish orange over a yellow background. Creamy flesh is firm, juicy aromatic and sweet and firmer than most early varieties. Moderately subacid flavor. Excellent for fresh eating. Keeps well for a summer apple.
  155. Sturmer Pippin
    A popular Victorian dessert apple variety, notable for its exceptional keeping qualities.
  156. William's Pride
    Fruit is medium in size and slightly conic in shape with a rich aromatic flavor. Apples are 70-80% red with excellent eating quality.
  157. Worcester Pearmain
    A popular early-season English apple, sometimes with a strawberry flavour. Often used in breeding programmes to develop other early varieties.

More advice about pollination

Please note that our whilst our system takes many relevant factors into account, it is certainly not completely accurate

Our article on the pollination of fruit trees gives more details of the factors involved in pollination.

Crab apples

It is worth remembering that many (but not all)crab apple trees make excellent pollinators for almost any apple variety. This is because they produce very large quantities of pollen over a long period and are (with some exceptions) only distantly related to mainstream apple varieties so their pollen is highly compatible.

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