Pollination of McIntosh apple trees

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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 catalogue

  1. Alkmene

    AlkmeneAlkmene is a mid-season apple from Germany, related to to Cox but with a more robust flavor.
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    Flowering group: 2  Self-sterile  Picking season: Early-Mid season     Stock: Sold out
  2. Antonovka

    AntonovkaOne of the most cold-hardy of all apple varieties.
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    Flowering group: 3  Self-sterile  Picking season: Early-Mid season     Stock: Sold out
  3. Burgundy

    BurgundyA mid-season apple variety with a good flavor, and good for juicing.
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    Flowering group: 3  Self-sterile  Picking season: Mid season     Stock: Sold out
  4. Cripps Pink

    Cripps PinkCripps Pink is one of the best-known modern apple varieties, well-suited to the warmer apple-growing regions.
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    Flowering group: 3  Self-sterile  Picking season: Very-Late season     Stock: Sold out
  5. Cripps Red

    Cripps RedCripps Red is a late-season dessert apple from Australia, with a crisp dense flesh and a good flavor.
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    Flowering group: 3  Self-sterile  Picking season: Very-Late season     Stock: Sold out
  6. Duchess of Oldenburg

    Duchess of OldenburgAn old culinary variety from Russia, popular in North America, and noted for its winter hardiness.
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    Flowering group: 2  Self-sterile  Picking season: Early season     Stock: Sold out
  7. Egremont Russet

    Egremont RussetEgremont Russet is the most popular English russet variety, and a good apple tree for the garden.
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    Flowering group: 2  Partially self-fertile  Picking season: Late season     Stock: Sold out
  8. Elstar

    ElstarElstar is an attractive apple with a well-balanced honeyed flavor.
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    Flowering group: 3  Self-sterile  Picking season: Late season     Stock: Sold out
  9. Freyberg

    FreybergFreyberg (or Freyburg) is an attractive golden yellow apple with a high-quality sweet refreshing flavor.
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    Flowering group: 3  Self-sterile  Picking season:     Stock: Sold out
  10. Galarina

    Galarina is best considered an improved disease-resistant Gala (to which it is closely related).
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    Flowering group: 3  Self-sterile  Picking season: Mid-Late season     Stock: Sold out
  11. Golden Russet

    Golden RussetGolden Russet is an antique apple from New York, considered the best-flavored of American russets.
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    Flowering group: 2  Self-sterile  Picking season: Late season     Stock: Sold out
  12. Granny Smith

    Granny SmithGranny Smith is the world-famous green apple from Australia, a good choice for warmer apple-growing regions.
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    Flowering group: 3  Self-fertile  Picking season: Very-Late season     Stock: Sold out
  13. Grimes Golden

    Grimes GoldenA high quality apple, Grimes Golden is probably the parent of Golden Delicious, but with a richer flavor.
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    Flowering group: 3  Self-fertile  Picking season: Late season     Stock: Sold out
  14. Hewe's Crab

    Hewe's CrabAlso known as Virginia Crab, Hewe's Crab is considered one of the best varieties for cider.
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    Flowering group: 3  Self-fertile  Picking season: Late season     Stock: Sold out
  15. Irish Peach

    Irish PeachAn attractive early season apple, ripening in July / August.
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    Flowering group: 2  Self-sterile  Picking season: Early season     Stock: Sold out
  16. James Grieve

    James GrieveJames Grieve is the classic Scottish cooking apple. It can also be eaten fresh, and is excellent for juice.
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    Flowering group: 3  Partially self-fertile  Picking season: Mid season     Stock: Sold out
  17. Jonathan

    JonathanOne of the best-flavored US apple varieties, a good choice for the backyard orchard.
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    Flowering group: 3  Partially self-fertile  Picking season: Late season     Stock: Sold out
  18. Kidd's Orange Red

    Kidd's Orange RedKidd's Orange Red is one of the best Cox-style apples, aromatic, sweet, and easy to grow.
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    Flowering group: 3  Self-sterile  Picking season: Late season     Stock: Sold out
  19. King David

    King DavidA popular Arkansas variety with a rich southern flavor.
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    Flowering group: 3  Self-sterile  Picking season: Late season     Stock: Sold out
  20. Lady (Api)

    Lady (Api)A small highly flavored variety from France, where it is known as Api. Thought to be very old.
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    Flowering group: 3  Self-sterile  Picking season: Late season     Stock: Sold out
  21. Lord Lambourne

    Lord LambourneLord Lambourne is a popular versatile garden apple variety, with a good balance of sweet and sharp flavours.
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    Flowering group: 2  Partially self-fertile  Picking season: Mid season     Stock: Sold out
  22. Malus Dolgo Pink Glow

    Malus Dolgo Pink GlowMalus Dolgo, also known as Pink Glow, offers early-season white flowers and dark pink fruits.
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    Flowering group: 2  Self-fertile  Picking season: Early season     Stock: Sold out
  23. Newtown Pippin

    Newtown PippinIn use since the 18th century, Newtown Pippin is a versatile American apple with a good aromatic flavor.
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    Flowering group: 3  Self-sterile  Picking season: Late season     Stock: Sold out
  24. Porter's Perfection

    Porter's PerfectionPorter's Perfection is a 19th century English cider variety producing a bittersharp juice.
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    Flowering group: 2  Self-sterile  Picking season: Very-Late season     Stock: Sold out
  25. Priscilla

    PriscillaA late summer apple, one of the most disease-resistant of all apples.
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    Flowering group: 3  Self-sterile  Picking season: Early-Mid season     Stock: Sold out
  26. Redfree

    RedfreeA highly disease resistant summer apple with a sweet flavor.
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    Flowering group: 3    Picking season: Early season     Stock: Sold out
  27. Rubinette

    RubinetteConsidered by many to be the best-tasting apple ever, Rubinette has a perfect sweet / sharp flavour.
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    Flowering group: 3  Self-sterile  Picking season: Late season     Stock: Sold out
  28. Saint Edmund's Russet

    Saint Edmund's RussetNot as well known as other russets, St. Edmund's Russet is nevertheless one of the best.
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    Flowering group: 3  Partially self-fertile  Picking season:     Stock: Sold out
  29. Sturmer Pippin

    Sturmer PippinA sharp-tasting late-season Victorian apple which keeps very well.
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    Flowering group: 3  Partially self-fertile  Picking season:     Stock: Sold out
  30. Sweet Sixteen

    Sweet SixteenSweet 16 is a sweet-flavored apple, with good cold hardiness.
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    Flowering group: 3  Self-sterile  Picking season: Mid-Late season     Stock: Sold out
  31. Topaz

    TopazA modern scab-resistant apple variety, with a tart flavor.
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    Flowering group: 3  Self-sterile  Picking season:     Stock: Sold out
  32. Wickson Crab

    Wickson CrabWickson crab is a popular crab apple variety which is also useful in cider blends.
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    Flowering group: 2  Self-sterile  Picking season: Late season     Stock: Sold out
  33. Wolf River

    Wolf RiverWolf River is the perfect cooking apple for the north - reliable, cold-hardy, disease resistant.
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    Flowering group: 3  Self-sterile  Picking season: Late season     Stock: Sold out
  34. Worcester Pearmain

    Worcester PearmainWorcester Pearmain is a well-known early-season English apple, noted for its strawberry-like flavours.
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    Flowering group: 3  Partially self-fertile  Picking season: Early-Mid season     Stock: Sold out
  35. Yellow Transparent

    Yellow TransparentA traditional very early-season dual-purpose apple, which is also very winter-hardy.
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    Flowering group: 2  Partially self-fertile  Picking season: Early season     Stock: Sold out
  36. Zestar!

    Zestar!A crisp attractive early-season apple which stores well.
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    Flowering group: 1  Self-sterile  Picking season: Early season     Stock: Sold out

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    check pollinators
    A red-fleshed apple variety from the USA, sometimes known as Hidden Rose® or Aerlies Red Flesh.
  2. Akero    check pollinators
    An heirloom apple variety from Sweden, quite widely grown in Scandanavia, very handsome fruit.
  3. Alexander    check pollinators
    An old and attractive culinary apple, cooks to a puree.
  4. Allington Pippin    check pollinators
    A dual-purpose Victorian apple with a good quality aromatic flavour.
  5. Almata    check pollinators
    A red-fleshed apple variety.
  6. American Summer Pearmain    check pollinators
    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. Antonovka Kamenichka    check pollinators
    A culinary apple from the Ukraine, possibly a more colored form of Antonovka.
  8. Ariane    check pollinators
    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.
  9. Arlet    check pollinators
    A sweet mid-season dessert apple, developed in Switzerland and related to Golden Delicious.
  10. Aromatic Russet    check pollinators
    A high quality russet-style variety, sharper than Egremont Russet, with a rich flavour and occasionally a hint of lemon.
  11. Arthur Turner    check pollinators
    A mid-season cooking apple, producing a light yellow puree. Very attractive blossom.
  12. Arthur W Barnes    check pollinators
    An attractive and popular mid-season culinary apple, very versatile in the kitchen, cooks to a puree.
  13. Bardsey    check pollinators
    A hardy disease-resistant apple, discovered growing on an island off the west coast of Wales.
  14. Baumann's Reinette    check pollinators
    Sharp/sweet flavour but fairly bland, quite chewy - looks better than it tastes
  15. Beauty of Bath    check pollinators
    One of the earliest English apples, ripening in early August.
  16. Beeley Pippin    check pollinators
    A relatively unknown English 19th century dessert apple.
  17. Benoni    check pollinators
    A mid-season heritage variety from Massachusetts, USA, with a pleasant sweet flavor.
  18. Bonza    check pollinators
    A chance seedling discovered in Australia.
  19. Bountiful    check pollinators
    Bountiful is an easy-to-grow cooking apple, it retains its shape when cooked, fairly sweet for a cooker.
  20. Bright Future    check pollinators
    A modern late-season English apple with a good sweet/sharp flavour and crisp flesh.
  21. Brownlees Russet    check pollinators
    A versatile traditional Victorian russet apple which remains quietly popular.
  22. Bushey Grove    check pollinators
    Sharp acidic cooker, very juicy
  23. Cameo    check pollinators
    A modern sweet variety, reminscent of Red Delicious.
  24. Centennial Crab    check pollinators
    A large-fruited cold-hardy crab-apple developed by the University of Minnesota. Can also be eaten fresh.
  25. Charles Ross    check pollinators
    Charles Ross is a very attractive classic English dual-purpose apple.
  26. Chestnut Crab    check pollinators
    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.
  27. Christmas Pearmain    check pollinators
    Nice apple flavour, sweet but with refreshing sharpness, firm rather than crunchy
  28. Christmas Pippin    check pollinators
    Christmas Pippin is a new high-yielding Cox-style apple, discovered as a chance seedling tree.
  29. Clark's Seedling    check pollinators
    An English culinary apple from the 1920s, uncertain origins. Widely known as Royal George.
  30. Coralburst    check pollinators
    Malus Coralburst is a naturally compact crab-apple, perfect for patios.
  31. Daliclass    check pollinators
    Essentially an improved Elstar, with a bit more sharpness.
  32. Davey    check pollinators
    Highly colored, bright red, distinctly flavored, of Baldwin texture and keeping qualities. Good, brisk taste, hint of strawberry flavor, crisp and juicy.
  33. Dawn    check pollinators
    A good-looking dessert variety, fairly sharp flavour
  34. Delprim    check pollinators
    A good quality early-season variety, developed by the Delbard nursery in France, with an interesting pedigree. Deserves to be more widely grown.
  35. Devonshire Quarrenden    check pollinators
    A very old English summer apple, with a vinous strawberry flavour, grown throughout the UK.
  36. Diamond Jubilee    check pollinators
    Sharp puree, crisp juicy dessert later in season
  37. Discovery    check pollinators
    Discovery is the definitive early-season English apple variety, makes a good fruit tree for the garden.
  38. Dog's Snout    check pollinators
    A primitive green culinary apple, peculiar to the county of Yorkshire.
  39. Duke of Devonshire    check pollinators
    An important Victorian apple with a distinctive fruity flavour, and often russeted. Continues to be quietly popular.
  40. Early Victoria    check pollinators
    An early-season cooking apple from Cambridgeshire, often used for jam-making, and easy to grow.
  41. Elise    check pollinators
    A new apple variety developed to have low levels of the allergenic compounds which can cause mild allergic reaction to apples in some people.
  42. Elton Beauty    check pollinators
    An attractive early-season English apple, related to James Grieve.
  43. Epicure    check pollinators
    Small, firm early apple. Very good dessert quality. Often known as Laxton's Epicure.
  44. Estivale    check pollinators
    A very good early/mid-season apple from France, also known as Delcorf and Delbarestivale.
  45. Falstaff    check pollinators
    Popular garden apple tree, very heavy crops, easy to grow, very juicy.
  46. Freedom    check pollinators
    Good multi-use apple. Medium to large red fruit on almost invisible yellow skin. Crisp, juicy, sweet, good-tasting flesh. Subacid, sprightly flavor.
  47. George Cave    check pollinators
    George Cave is one of the earliest-ripening English apples, at its best eaten straight from the tree.
  48. Glockenapfel    check pollinators
    A very old European apple variety with a distinctive bell-like shape.
  49. Golden Harvey    check pollinators
    Intense, sweet, sharp-flavored russet apple famous for strong cider.
  50. Golden Nugget    check pollinators
    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.
  51. Golden Pippin    check pollinators
    One of the oldest English apples, used for cooking and eating, with a fruity lemony flavour.
  52. Golden Spire    check pollinators
    A traditional English cooking apple, known for its fruity sharp flavour.
  53. Green Balsam    check pollinators
    A 19th century variety grown in a small part of the county of North Yorkshire, and known as "the farmer's wife's apple".
  54. Greensleeves    check pollinators
    Greensleeves is a reliable and popular mid-season green/yellow apple, easy to grow and productive.
  55. Grenadier    check pollinators
    Grenadier is an early-season cooking apple, and one of the most foolproof apple varieties.
  56. Haralson    check pollinators
    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.
  57. Hazen    check pollinators
    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.
  58. Herefordshire Russet    check pollinators
    Herefordshire Russet is a modern russet apple variety, with an excellent strong Cox-like flavour.
  59. Honeygold    check pollinators
    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.
  60. Howgate Wonder    check pollinators
    Howgate Wonder is a large cooking apple which keeps well. Produces an excellent sharp juice.
  61. Hudson's Golden Gem    check pollinators
    Excellent eating apple. Large conical and elongated fruit. Dull yellow russet skin. Crisp, sugary flesh with nutty flavor.
  62. Huonville Crab    check pollinators
    A red-fleshed apple from Tasmania.
  63. Idared    check pollinators
    Idared is a popular late-season apple variety, notable for its excellent keeping qualities.
  64. Indo    check pollinators
    A very sweet variety from Japan.
  65. Jazz    check pollinators
    Proof that supermarket apples are no longer bland and boring, Jazz has crisp flesh with a superb rich peardrop flavor.
  66. Jonafree    check pollinators
    Medium size, bright red, fully or nearly fully colored. Flavor is Jonathan-like, but less acid. Keeps 10 weeks.
  67. Jonagrimes    check pollinators
    As the name suggests, Jonagrimes is a cross between Jonathan and Grimes Golden.
  68. Jonared    check pollinators
    Flavor similar to Jonathan
  69. July Red    check pollinators
    Very attractive, large, red fruit. Strongly scented with vinous or loganberry flavor; sweet, soft, juicy, white flesh.
  70. Kandil Sinap    check pollinators
    Tall cylindrical apple. Creamy, yellow porcelain-like skin with red blush. Crisp, juicy, fine-textured flesh, excellent flavor.
  71. Katy    check pollinators
    Katy is an attractive and versatile early apple variety from Sweden, very easy to grow.
  72. Kerry Pippin    check pollinators
    Small shiny yellow fruit, sometimes striped red. Crisp, crunchy, hard flesh.
  73. Keswick Codlin    check pollinators
    Keswick Codlin is a popular early-season cooking apple, easy to grow, and productive in most climates.
  74. Lady Hollendale    check pollinators
    An attractive crimson-striped early-season English apple, originating in East Anglia.
  75. Lady Williams    check pollinators
    An attractive red flushed Australian apple of uncertain parentage, but with excellent keeping qualities.
  76. Lakeland    check pollinators
    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.
  77. Langton's Nonsuch    check pollinators
    An old English variety, originating in Church Langton, Leicestershire, from which its name derives.
  78. Laxton's Fortune    check pollinators
    A quietly popular Edwardian era Cox-style apple, developed by the Laxton Brothers Nursery.
  79. Limelight    check pollinators
    Limelight is an attractive green mid-season dessert apple, ideal for gardens.
  80. Little Pax    check pollinators
    A new English apple variety, recently discovered on the Isle of Wight - but its appearance and flavour hark back to the Victorian era.
  81. Lord Hindlip    check pollinators
    A late-Victorian era English apple, and one of the longest-keepers.
  82. Lord Peckover    check pollinators
    An early-season apple, originating from the East Anglia region of England, with an attractive crimson flushed skin.
  83. Mairac    check pollinators
    A modern Swiss apple, derived from Gala and Maigold and released in 2002.
  84. Maltster    check pollinators
    A 19th century dual-purpose variety, with a very modern red-streaked appearance
  85. Malus Admiration    check pollinators
    Also known as Malus Adirondack. A dwarf upright crab-apple with masses of light-pink / white flowers.
  86. Malus Butterball    check pollinators
    Butterball is named for its bright yellow fruits, which are also good for crab apple jelly.
  87. Malus Evereste    check pollinators
    Evereste is a popular crab-apple with masses of white blossom, then red-yellow fruits.
  88. Malus Floribunda    check pollinators
    Malus floribunda is also known as the Japanese Crab. Pink / white blossom then red / yellow fruits.
  89. Malus Gorgeous    check pollinators
    Malus Gorgeous features light pink blossom and is good for crab apple jelly.
  90. Malus Indian Magic    check pollinators
    A superb all-round crab apple, bronze leaves, and persistent red fruits.
  91. Malus Jelly King    check pollinators
    A compact crab apple, with unusually large persistent fruits - excellent for crab apple jelly.
  92. Malus Laura    check pollinators
    A dwarf upright crab apple with bronze leaves and crimson blossom.
  93. Malus Liset    check pollinators
    Malus Liset is a compact ornamental crab apple, with dusky red flowers and small scarlet fruits.
  94. Malus Louisa    check pollinators
    Malus Louisa is a pretty weeping crab apple with light pink blossom.
  95. Malus Profusion Improved    check pollinators
    Malus Profusion is a notably compact crab apple variety, with dense clusters of deep pink blossom.
  96. Malus Red Sentinel    check pollinators
    A deservedly popular crab-apple, Malus Red Sentinel has classic white apple blossom and a profusion of tiny scarlet persistent fruits.
  97. Malus Rosehip    check pollinators
    Malus Rosehip is notable for its large rosehip-shaped red fruits.
  98. Malus Royal Beauty    check pollinators
    Royal Beauty is a compact weeping crab apple with crimson blossom.
  99. Malus Scarlett    check pollinators
    Malus toringo Scarlett is an ornamental crab apple with purple/green leaves and pink blossom.
  100. Malus Sun Rival    check pollinators
    Malus Sun Rival is a crab apple with white flowers, red fruits, notable for its weeping growth habit.
  101. Malus toringo    check pollinators
    Malus toringo is a species of ornamental crab apple, with white flowers and small yellow fruits.
  102. Mantet    check pollinators
    An early-season apple variety from Canada.
  103. Marbles NUVAR    check pollinators
    Malus Marbles NUVAR
  104. Margil    check pollinators
    An 18th century French apple variety with an aromatic and complex flavor.
  105. Melrose    check pollinators
    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.
  106. Meridian    check pollinators
    Meridian is a little known modern English apple, heavy crops, easy to grow, and excellent flavour.
  107. Merton Prolific    check pollinators
    An interesting cross between a cooker (Northern Greening) and a dessert apple (Cox's Orange Pippin).
  108. Merton Russet    check pollinators
    Small. Golden russet colored. Flesh very crisp, deep yellow, and juicy. Complex sweet/spicy flavor.
  109. Merton Worcester    check pollinators
    An interesting early/mid season dessert variety, probably deserves to be better known.
  110. Miller's Seedling    check pollinators
    A small early-season apple with a juicy sweet-sharp flavour.
  111. New Rock Pippin    check pollinators
    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.
  112. Norfolk Royal Russet    check pollinators
    Norfolk Royal Russet is a glorious golden-russet apple which tastes as good as it looks.
  113. Northern Greening    check pollinators
    A very old English apple, widely grown by the 19th century and probably the forebear of many of the major Victorian-era culinary apples.
  114. Novaspy    check pollinators
    Novaspy is a further development of the "Nova" series of apples from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada based in Nova Scotia. As the name suggests it has Northern Spy in its ancestry.
  115. Opal    check pollinators
    A modern apple from the Czech Republic, related to Golden Delicious and Topaz.
  116. Opal (Seabrook)    check pollinators
    An early-season English apple, with very similar qualities to one of its parents, Worcester Pearmain.
  117. Opalescent    check pollinators
    A popular large New England apple, sweet, crunchy, juicy, hint of strawberries - a well-flavoured apple.
  118. Oriole    check pollinators
    An early-season American apple from the University of Minnesota.
  119. Paula Red    check pollinators
    One of the better early season eating apples. Small to medium apple, taste is mild.
  120. Peasgood's Nonsuch    check pollinators
    Peasgood Nonsuch is a highly-regarded old-fashioned English cooking apple.
  121. Perrine Yellow Transparent    check pollinators
    Tetraploid Yellow Transparent. Very big fruit, otherwise similar to Yellow Transparent.
  122. Pink Pearl    check pollinators
    A pink-fleshed apple developed by Californian enthusiast Albert Etter in the 1940s.
  123. Pink Pearmain    check pollinators
    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.
  124. Prairie Spy    check pollinators
    All purpose. Red over yellow, attractive large fruit. Some russeting may occur. Excellent flavor, improves in storage. Extra long keeping winter apple.
  125. Priam    check pollinators
    Medium range red over green-yellow. Keeps well through January.
  126. Quinte    check pollinators
    Firm good quality early eating apple that ships well. Medium size, yellow, flushed red.
  127. Red Devil    check pollinators
    Red Devil is a good apple variety for the UK garden, and produces a sweet red-tinted juice.
  128. Red Falstaff    check pollinators
    Red Falstaff is one of the best garden apple trees, heavy crops, easy to grow, and very juicy.
  129. Red Jonathan    check pollinators
    A more deeply colored sport of the original Jonathan, with similar good flavor and keeping qualities.
  130. Red Windsor    check pollinators
    Red Windsor is one of the easiest to grow of all dessert apple trees, and with a pleasant apple flavour.
  131. Reverend W. Wilks    check pollinators
    A widely-grown and well-regarded English cooking apple.
  132. Rival    check pollinators
    A Cox-style cooking apple, commercially successful in the 1920s.
  133. Rosemary Russet    check pollinators
    A classic English russet apple, but not as well known as its Victorian contemporaries.
  134. Rosette    check pollinators
    Probably the best-flavoured of the pink-fleshed apple varieties, and produces lovely pink juice.
  135. Rubinola    check pollinators
    A mid-season disease-resistant variety from the Czech Republic, with a very good flavor.
  136. Saint Everard    check pollinators
    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.
  137. Sans Pareil    check pollinators
    An English apple variety from the Victorian era, or possibly earlier, with a good flavour, deserves to be more widely grown.
  138. Saturn    check pollinators
    An attractive modern English apple, crisp flesh and an excellent flavour.
  139. Scotch Dumpling    check pollinators
    Scotch Dumpling is a large Scottish cooking apple. Cooks to a frothy puree with a good flavour.
  140. Scrumptious    check pollinators
    Scumptious is a new award-winning early-season English dessert apple.
  141. Shenandoah    check pollinators
    Quite similar to its parent Opalescent, and a pleasant sweet apple in its own right
  142. Sops of Wine    check pollinators
    A very old English culinary and cider apple, named for its red-stained flesh.
  143. State Fair    check pollinators
    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.
  144. Stirling Castle    check pollinators
    A popular Victorian cooking apple from Stirling in Scotland, produces a good-flavoured puree.
  145. Sunset    check pollinators
    Sunset is a popular garden alternative to Cox, easier to grow, with a sweet aromatic flavour.
  146. Thoday's Quarrenden    check pollinators
    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.
  147. Tina    check pollinators
    Malus Tina is a naturally compact crab-apple, perfect for patios.
  148. Upton Pyne    check pollinators
    Primarily a cooking variety, notable for a delicate pineapple-like flavour. Cooks to puree.
  149. Wayside    check pollinators
    Wayside is a mid-season dessert apple, probably a seedling of Charles Ross, which it resembles in appearance and flavour.
  150. William Crump    check pollinators
    A little-known high quality English apple, related to Cox and Worcester Pearmain.
  151. William's Pride    check pollinators
    Fruit is medium in size and slightly conic in shape with a rich aromatic flavor. Apples are 70-80% red with excellent eating quality.
  152. WineCrisp    check pollinators
    WineCrisp, formerly known as Coop31, is a modern disease-resistant variety developed by the Universities of Prudue, Rutgers and Illinois.
  153. Winter Gem    check pollinators
    Winter Gem is a late-season apple variety with a very good aromatic flavour.
  154. Yellow Ingestrie    check pollinators
    One of the prettiest of all apples, perfect for a table display, with a rich fruity flavour.

Incompatible varieties

The following varieties are completely incompatible with your McIntosh tree. They cannot pollinate your tree, and your tree will not pollinate them either.

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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 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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