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Pollination of Filippa apple trees

Your Filippa apple tree is in flowering group 4. It is not self-fertile and needs a pollination partner of a different variety nearby. The following varieties will pollinate this apple tree. (Most white-blossom crab-apples will also be good pollinators for this variety).

Pollination partner apple varieties in our catalog

  1. Akane is an attractive early-season eating apple with a good pedigree and a sweet/sharp flavor.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Early-Mid season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf

  2. Antonovka is one of the most cold-hardy of all apple varieties.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Early-Mid season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf

  3. A good quality hardy traditional New England apple which keeps well.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Full-size

  4. An old-fashioned winter eating apple, with a strong sweet/sharp flavor.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Full-size

  5. One of the world's great cooking apples, Calville Blanc is a French variety with a spicy tangy flavor.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Very-Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Semi-standard

  6. A large-fruited cold-hardy crab-apple.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Mid season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-standard

  7. A quietly popular apple, similar to Delicious but with a better and more complex flavor.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-standard

  8. Cornish Gilliflower is a popular traditional English eating apple with an excellent sweet aromatic flavour.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf

  9. Developed from McIntosh, Cortland is one of the most widely-grown Mac-style apples.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Semi-standard

  10. CrimsonCrisp is a modern scab-resistant apple, with a very crisp flesh. It can be picked over a long-period.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Mid-Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Semi-standard

  11. Cripps Pink is one of the best-known modern apple varieties, well-suited to the warmer apple-growing regions.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Very-Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf

  12. Elstar is an attractive apple with a well-balanced honeyed flavor.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf

  13. One of the most widely-planted McIntosh style apples, Empire has the Mac flavor but improves on it.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf

  14. Enterprise is a modern American disease-resistant apple, good for eating fresh and cooking.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Very-Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Semi-standard

  15. A fine-flavored late-season eating apple from Germany.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf

  16. Fiesta is Cox-style apple, easy to grow, with a good aromatic flavor.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid-Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Full-size

  17. A modern disease-resistant variety related to Jonathan and Golden Delicious.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Mid-Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Semi-standard

  18. Freyberg (or Freyburg) is an attractive golden yellow apple with a high-quality sweet refreshing flavor.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf

  19. Developed in Japan, but with all-American parents, Fuji is a very attractive apple with a good sweet flavor.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Very-Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf

  20. Galarina is best considered an improved, disease-resistant Gala (to which it is closely related).

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Mid-Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Semi-standard

  21. One of the first yellow apples to ripen.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Early season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf

  22. Malus Golden Hornet has pink / white blossom then small yellow crab apples which hang on late in the year.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 5
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Very-Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Semi-standard

  23. GoldRush is a modern disease-resistant apple, like Golden Delicious but with a better tart/sweet balance. It is also one of the best new hard-cider varieties.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Very-Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Semi-standard

  24. Granny Smith is the world-famous green apple from Australia, a good choice for warmer apple-growing regions.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Very-Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf

  25. A high quality apple, Grimes Golden is probably the parent of Golden Delicious, but with a richer flavor.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Semi-standard

  26. Harry Masters Jersey is a traditional English cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Picking: Very-Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Semi-standard

  27. Herefordshire Redstreak is an old English cider apple variety which produces a bittersharp juice.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 5
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Very-Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf

  28. Also known as Virginia Crab, Hewe's Crab is considered one of the best varieties for cider.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Semi-standard

  29. Honeycrisp is a new cold-hardy disease-resistant apple - it shows just how good modern apples have become.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Mid-Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Full-size

  30. An old heirloom apple variety named after the town in Massuchusetts.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Mid-Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf

  31. A large yellow russeted apple with an excellent sweet flavor.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Picking: Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Semi-standard

  32. James Grieve is the classic Scottish cooking apple. It can also be eaten fresh, and is excellent for juice.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf

  33. One of the best-flavored US apple varieties, a good choice for the backyard orchard.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-standard

  34. A high-quality late-season eating apple, keeps well, and at its best in mid-winter.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Very-Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Semi-standard

  35. Kidd's Orange Red is one of the best Cox-style apples, aromatic, sweet, and easy to grow.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Mid-Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf

  36. A popular Arkansas variety with a rich southern flavor.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Semi-standard
    • Full-size

  37. Kingston Black is one of the premier English cider varieties and produces a bittersharp juice.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 5
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Very-Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Semi-standard

  38. A small highly flavored variety from France, where it is known as Api. Thought to be very old.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf

  39. Macoun is one of the best McIntosh-style apples, with the characteristic flowery vinous flavor.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf

  40. An 18th century French apple variety with an aromatic and complex flavor.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf

  41. In use since the 18th century, Newtown Pippin is a versatile American apple with a good aromatic flavor.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Very-Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Semi-standard

  42. Northern Spy is a popular late-season American heirloom apple variety which stores well.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 5
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Very-Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Semi-standard

  43. An improved form of Northern Spy, and an excellent all-round apple for northern areas.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Picking: Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-standard

  44. A classic English russet apple from the Victorian era, notable for its pineapple-like flavor.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf

  45. A small English 18th century apple with a distinctive fruity pineapple-like flavor.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Mid-Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf

  46. Pixie Crunch (TM) is a small modern disease-resistant apple with an superb flavor.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Mid season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Semi-standard
    • Full-size

  47. Porter's Perfection is a 19th century English cider variety producing a bittersharp juice.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Very-Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Semi-standard

  48. A late summer apple, one of the most disease-resistant of all apples.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Early-Mid season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf

  49. A very early disease-resistant golden-green apple with a tart flavor.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Early season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Semi-standard

  50. Delicious is one of the most popular red apples, available in both Red and original Hawkeye forms.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf

  51. A highly disease resistant summer apple with a sweet flavor.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Picking: Early season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Semi-standard

  52. Considered by many to be the best-tasting apple ever, Rubinette has a perfect sweet / sharp flavour.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf

  53. Not as well known as other russets, St. Edmund's Russet is nevertheless one of the best.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Semi-standard

  54. A high quality early-season apple variety with a notably sweet flavor.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Early-Mid season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Semi-standard

  55. Check pollinators >
    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf

  56. Esopus Spitzenberg is one of the best-flavored American heirloom apples, and a favorite of Thomas Jefferson.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Semi-standard

  57. A high-quality late-season eating apple with plenty of interesting flavor.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf

  58. A high-quality late-season eating apple, with excellent flavor and disease-resistant qualities.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Semi-standard

  59. A traditional English cider variety, producing a sweet juice.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Very-Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf

  60. Sweet 16 is a sweet-flavored apple, with good cold hardiness.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Mid-Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-standard

  61. An excellent late-season Cox-style aromatic apple.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf

  62. Winecrisp is a modern disease-resistant apple with a spicy flavor. Also known as Co-op 31.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Full-size

  63. Wolf River is the perfect cooking apple for the north - reliable, cold-hardy, disease resistant.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-standard

Other compatible varieties

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

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 most white-blossom 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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