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Pollination of Bess Pool apple trees

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Your Bess Pool apple tree is in flowering group 5. 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. Akane

    Akane

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    Akane is an attractive early-season eating apple with a good pedigree and a sweet/sharp flavor.  
    Flowering group: 4  Self-sterile  Picking season: Early-Mid season     Stock: Sold out

  2. Black Oxford

    Black Oxford

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    A good quality hardy traditional New England apple which keeps well.  
    Flowering group: 4  Self-sterile  Picking season: Late season     Stock: Sold out

  3. Braeburn

    Braeburn

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    Braeburn is one of the best-flavoured supermarket apple varieties.  
    Flowering group: 4  Self-fertile  Picking season: Very-Late season     Stock: Sold out

  4. Calville Blanc

    Calville Blanc

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    One of the world's great cooking apples, Calville Blanc is a French variety with a spicy tangy flavor.  
    Flowering group: 4  Self-sterile  Picking season: Late season     Stock: Sold out

  5. Chieftain

    Chieftain

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    A quietly popular apple, similar to Delicious but with a better and more complex flavor.  
    Flowering group: 4  Self-sterile  Picking season: Late season     Stock: Available

  6. Court Pendu Plat

    Court Pendu Plat

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    Court Pendu Plant is a traditional French apple with a pronounced aromatic pear-drop flavor.  
    Flowering group: 6  Self-sterile  Picking season: Late season     Stock: Sold out

  7. Dabinett

    Dabinett

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    Dabinett is a traditional English cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.  
    Flowering group: 6  Self-fertile  Picking season: Late season     Stock: Sold out

  8. Ellison's Orange

    Ellison's Orange

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    Ellison's Orange is a well respected Cox-style apple which can achieve very good flavour.  
    Flowering group: 4  Partially self-fertile  Picking season:     Stock: Available

  9. Empire

    Empire

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    One of the most widely-planted McIntosh style apples, Empire has the Mac flavor but improves on it.  
    Flowering group: 4  Partially self-fertile  Picking season: Late season     Stock: Available

  10. Enterprise

    Enterprise

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    Enterprise is a modern American disease-resistant apple, good for eating fresh and cooking.  
    Flowering group: 4  Self-sterile  Picking season: Very-Late season     Stock: Available

  11. Fiesta

    Fiesta

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    Fiesta (or Red Pippin) is one of the best Cox-style apples, easy to grow, with a good aromatic flavour.  
    Flowering group: 4  Partially self-fertile  Picking season: Late season     Stock: Sold out

  12. Florina

    Florina

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    A modern disease-resistant variety related to Jonathan and Golden Delicious.  
    Flowering group: 4  Self-sterile  Picking season: Mid-Late season     Stock: Sold out

  13. Fuji

    Fuji

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    Developed in Japan, but with all-American parents, Fuji is a very attractive apple with a good sweet flavor.  
    Flowering group: 4  Self-sterile  Picking season: Very-Late season     Stock: Available

  14. Gala

    Gala

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    Gala is popular supermarket apple - but better when home-grown, with a sweet pleasant flavor.  
    Flowering group: 4  Partially self-fertile  Picking season: Late season     Stock: Sold out

  15. Ginger Gold

    Ginger Gold

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    One of the first yellow apples to ripen.  
    Flowering group: 4  Self-sterile  Picking season: Early season     Stock: Sold out

  16. Golden Delicious

    Golden Delicious

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    The flavor of home-grown Golden Delicious is far better than its supermarket reputation.  
    Flowering group: 4  Partially self-fertile  Picking season: Late season     Stock: Sold out

  17. GoldRush

    GoldRush

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    GoldRush is a modern disease-resistant apple, like Golden Delicious but with a better tart/sweet balance.  
    Flowering group: 4  Self-sterile  Picking season: Very-Late season     Stock: Available

  18. Harry Masters Jersey

    Harry Masters Jersey

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    Harry Masters Jersey is a traditional English cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.  
    Flowering group: 4    Picking season: Very-Late season     Stock: Sold out

  19. Herefordshire Redstreak

    Herefordshire Redstreak

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    Herefordshire Redstreak is an old English cider apple variety which produces a bittersharp juice.  
    Flowering group: 5  Self-sterile  Picking season: Very-Late season     Stock: Sold out

  20. Honeycrisp

    Honeycrisp

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    Honeycrisp is a new cold-hardy disease-resistant apple - it shows just how good modern apples have become.  
    Flowering group: 4  Self-sterile  Picking season: Mid-Late season     Stock: Available

  21. Hubbardston Nonsuch

    Hubbardston Nonsuch

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    An old heirloom apple variety named after the town in Massuchusetts.  
    Flowering group: 4  Self-sterile  Picking season: Late season     Stock: Sold out

  22. Keepsake

    Keepsake

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    A high-quality late-season eating apple, keeps well, and at its best in mid-winter.  
    Flowering group: 4  Self-sterile  Picking season: Very-Late season     Stock: Available

  23. Kingston Black

    Kingston Black

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    Kingston Black is one of the premier English cider varieties and produces a bittersharp juice.  
    Flowering group: 5  Self-sterile  Picking season: Very-Late season     Stock: Available

  24. Northern Spy

    Northern Spy

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    Northern Spy is a popular late-season American heirloom apple variety which stores well.  
    Flowering group: 5  Self-sterile  Picking season: Very-Late season     Stock: Available

  25. Pitmaston Pine Apple

    Pitmaston Pine Apple

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    A small English 18th century apple with a distinctive fruity pineapple-like flavour.  
    Flowering group: 4  Self-sterile  Picking season: Mid-Late season     Stock: Sold out

  26. Pixie Crunch

    Pixie Crunch

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    Pixie Crunch (TM) is a small modern disease-resistant apple with an superb flavor.  
    Flowering group: 4  Self-sterile  Picking season: Mid season     Stock: Sold out

  27. Pristine

    Pristine

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    A very early disease-resistant golden-green apple with a tart flavor.  
    Flowering group: 4  Self-sterile  Picking season: Early season     Stock: Available

  28. Red Delicious

    Red Delicious

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    Delicious is one of the most popular red apples, available in both Red and original Hawkeye forms.  
    Flowering group: 4  Self-sterile  Picking season:     Stock: Sold out

  29. Sansa

    Sansa

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    A high quality early-season apple variety with a notably sweet flavor.  
    Flowering group: 4  Self-sterile  Picking season: Early-Mid season     Stock: Available

  30. Spitzenburg

    Spitzenburg

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    Esopus Spitzenberg is one of the best-flavored American heirloom apples, and a favourite of Thomas Jefferson.  
    Flowering group: 4  Self-sterile  Picking season: Late season     Stock: Available

  31. Stoke Red

    Stoke Red

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    A traditional English cider apple producing a bittersharp juice.  
    Flowering group: 6  Self-sterile  Picking season: Very-Late season     Stock: Sold out

  32. Tydeman's Late Orange

    Tydeman's Late Orange

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    An excellent late-season Cox-style aromatic apple.  
    Flowering group: 4  Self-sterile  Picking season:     Stock: Available

  33. Winter Banana

    Winter Banana

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    A good quality American apple variety with a faint banana-like flavor.  
    Flowering group: 4  Self-sterile  Picking season: Late 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. Ambrosia    check pollinators
    A sweet modern apple variety from western Canada, quite similar to Golden Delicious. Discovered as a chance seedling in an orchard in British Columbia.
  2. Annie Elizabeth    check pollinators
    A traditional English cooking apple, with a sweet flavour, which keeps its shape when cooked.
  3. Apricot    check pollinators
    An unusual and little-known apple variety noted for its apricot-like flavor.
  4. Ard Cairn Russet    check pollinators
    An old apple variety from Ireland, with a flavor reminiscent of bananas.
  5. Aroma    check pollinators
    A modern apple from Sweden, developed during the 1950s.
  6. Barnack Beauty    check pollinators
    A handsome traditional English apple from the village of Barnack near Stamford.
  7. Beacon    check pollinators
    Beacon is a bright red early-season apple with a soft flesh, noted for its cold hardiness.
  8. Bloody Ploughman    check pollinators
    An old Scottish apple variety, named for the crimson-red colour of its skin and stained flesh.
  9. Boiken    check pollinators
    Medium-sized fruit, skin smooth and yellowish with red cheek. Flesh firm and fine grained. Refreshing, sprightly, subacid flavor.
  10. Britemac    check pollinators
    Good McIntosh type. Large and attractive, brightly colored and the best for eating. Sweet, juicy, crisp, white flesh.
  11. Brown's Seedling    check pollinators
    An English culinary variety from Stamford. Rated by Hogg as handsome, excellent for culinary use, and a good keeper.
  12. Candy Crisp    check pollinators
    Glossy yellow, and generally russet free apple with an extremely mild, somewhat pear-like flavor. Large, conical fruits is occasionally blushed with soft pink.
  13. Cellini    check pollinators
    A little-known Victorian apple variety with an interesting balsam-like flavour.
  14. Cheerfull Gold    check pollinators
    A modern English apple variety, derived from Cox's Orange Pippin and Golden Delicious.
  15. Chenango Strawberry    check pollinators
    Medium to large fruit smooth, yellowish or greenish-white skin striped with crimson. Flesh juicy, mildly subacid, aromatic with a hint of strawberries. Skin smooth and tough. Pick when skin starts to turn milky.
  16. Chivers Delight    check pollinators
    Chivers Delight is an under-rated Cox-style apple from Cambridgeshire. Crisp and sweet.
  17. Cockett's Red    check pollinators
    A small but pretty red eating apple from Cambridgeshire, with a somewhat sharp flavour which mellows in storage.
  18. Cornish Aromatic    check pollinators
    An attractive late-season apple from Cornwall, with a good aromatic flavour.
  19. Cornish Gilliflower    check pollinators
    Cornish Gilliflower is a popular English eating apple with an excellent sweet aromatic flavour.
  20. Cottenham Seedling    check pollinators
    A well-regarded early 20th century cooking apple from the east of England with a good pedigree.
  21. Court Of Wick    check pollinators
    Small to medium. Conical. Golden yellow skin, blushed red and spotted with russet. Flavor is strong and fruity.
  22. Crawley Beauty    check pollinators
    Primarily a culinary variety, cooks to a puree with a delicate apple flavour - but can be eaten fresh after storing. Good disease resistance and tolerates a wide range of soil types.
  23. Cybele Delrouval    check pollinators
    An excellent new variety from France - sweet, crisp, juicy - one of the best mid-season varieties.
  24. Decio    check pollinators
    Probably the oldest variety in existence, thought to date back to Roman times
  25. Delicious    check pollinators
    One of the most famous and important American apple varieties. The original Delicious has a flavor that many find superior to the numerous sports such as Red Delicious that have been developed from it.
  26. Doctor Harvey    check pollinators
    Originates from East Anglia in the 1600s. Named after Dr Gabriel Harvey of Cambridge.
  27. Dumelow's Seedling    check pollinators
    An traditional English cooking apple, with a very rich sharp flavour. One of our favourite cookers.
  28. Edward VII    check pollinators
    A trouble-free traditional English cooker, naturally disease-resistant.
  29. Feltham Beauty    check pollinators
    An early season English apple, ripens in mid-August. The flavour is sweeter than most early varieties.
  30. Filippa    check pollinators
    Considered one of the best seedlings of Gravenstein.
  31. Forfar    check pollinators
    Versatile cooker, recommended for apple charlotte
  32. French Crab    check pollinators
    A very old apple with many synonyms. Reputed to be a long-keeper.
  33. Gavin    check pollinators
    Early attempt to breed a scab-resistant dessert apple, surprisingly good sweet/sharp flavour - an under-rated apple
  34. Gladstone    check pollinators
    A very early-season English summer apple from the 1780s with a fruity sweet/sharp flavour.
  35. Golden Noble    check pollinators
    A traditional English cooker, popular in Victorian times, and an attractive tree for the garden.
  36. Golden Reinette    check pollinators
    A very old variety, popular in 18th and 19th centuries, a pleasant mild dry flavour.
  37. Green Harvey    check pollinators
    An old green dual-purpose apple with a sweet-sharp flavour. This is probably not related to Harvey or Golden Harvey varieties.
  38. Haralred    check pollinators
    Selection of Red Haralson. Earlier, redder, and sweeter, without the common russeting problem many Haralsons have. Juicy, tart, firm flesh. Good keeper.
  39. Herrings Pippin    check pollinators
    Excellent eating and cooking apple. Fruit large, deep green, colored crimson on one side. Flesh crisp but tender when ripe. Spicy flavor, pleasing aroma.
  40. Ingrid Marie    check pollinators
    A Cox-style apple from Denmark, quite popular in northern Europe.
  41. Jester    check pollinators
    An attractive unpretentious apple, crisp and refreshing, nice flavour but rather bland.
  42. Jonalicious    check pollinators
    The perfect combination of sugar and spice - taste of Red Delicious and the tart freshness of Jonathan. A crisp texture makes it ideal for eating, cooking or fresh eating. Keeps extremely well. 2½ to 3 inch fruit is bright red with yellow under color.
  43. Jonamac    check pollinators
    Medium size, firm fruit with 90% dark red color over greenish background. Flesh firm, crisp, high quality with flavor similar to McIntosh.
  44. Karin Schneider    check pollinators
    A red-colored sport of Ingrid Marie. Medium large fruit, yellow skinned with crimson. Sweet, aromatic flavor.
  45. Kiku    check pollinators
    A red-sport of Fuji, grown primarily in Italy.
  46. King Charles Pearmain    check pollinators
    An attractive 19th century pearmain-shaped apple with a dull golden yellow skin. The flesh is firm, fairly juicy, and strongly flavoured.
  47. King of the Pippins    check pollinators
    A popular and versatile dual-purpose apple, widely grown in the Victorian era.
  48. Lady Sudeley    check pollinators
    A well-known and attractive English early-season apple from the late Victorian era.
  49. Lane's Prince Albert    check pollinators
    A classic Victorian cooking apple. Plenty of juicy acidity and stores well.
  50. Laxton's Superb    check pollinators
    Laxton's Superb is a deservedly popular English late-season dessert apple from the Victorian era.
  51. Lemon Pippin    check pollinators
    Good for drying. Small, yellow dotted fruit with greenish-white, crisp, acid flesh.
  52. Lord Burghley    check pollinators
    A well-regarded Victorian winter dessert apple, and an excellent keeper.
  53. Lord Derby    check pollinators
    Lord Derby is a high-quality mid/late-season traditional English cooking apple, cooks to a chunky puree.
  54. Maclean's Favourite    check pollinators
    A high quality late-season dessert apple with a rich sweet-sharp flavour. The tree is a heavy cropper but can be disease-prone.
  55. Malus Harry Baker    check pollinators
    Malus Harry Baker is a popular crab-apple with deep pink flowers and marroon fruits.
  56. Melon    check pollinators
    Fruits very good quality. Medium large, skin yellow, red striped, round, oblate, conical with mild flavor.
  57. Merton Knave    check pollinators
    An early-season English dessert apple, raised in the mid twentieth century.
  58. Mollie's Delicious    check pollinators
    A very good to excellent early apple ripening. Fruits are large to very large, conical in shape with a pinkish red color. Has an exceptionally pleasing aftertaste. This quality can be maintained in storage for at least 10 weeks under refrigeration.
  59. Morley's Seedling    check pollinators
    A late-season English cooking apple, from Cambrideshire in eastern England.
  60. Mother    check pollinators
    An old Massachusetts apple variety rated for its flavor.
  61. Newton Wonder    check pollinators
    A traditional English cooking apple, a good alternative to Bramley.
  62. Norfolk Royal    check pollinators
    A sweet old-fashioned apple, with a delicate melon flavour - very likeable
  63. Novamac    check pollinators
    Flattened fruit with 70% red stripe on green background. Crisp, tender, fine-textured flesh. Slight McIntosh flavor. Good quality.
  64. Ozark Gold    check pollinators
    Very similar to Golden Delicious. Flavor is sweet, honeyed, very juicy with little acidity.
  65. Pine Golden Pippin    check pollinators
    Russet. Sweet.
  66. Pixie    check pollinators
    Pixie produces lots of small Cox-style apples, easy to grow and keep well.
  67. Rajka    check pollinators
    Rajka is a modern disease-resistant heavy-cropping apple variety with a good sweet/sharp flavour.
  68. Red Rome    check pollinators
    A redder-colored sport of Rome Beauty.
  69. Rome Beauty    check pollinators
    An extremely attractive and productive red cooking apple, widely-grown in North America.
  70. Santana    check pollinators
    Santana is a good quality disease-resistant apple, notable for low levels of allergenic compounds.
  71. Splendour    check pollinators
    A popular commercial apple variety in New Zealand.
  72. Starkrimson    check pollinators
    Crisp, dense flesh, very sweet, quite juicy - a Delicious-style apple
  73. Sundance    check pollinators
    A modern disease-resistant apple with an attractive yellow blush.
  74. Tickled Pink    check pollinators
    A new red-fleshed apple variety, with attractive crimson blossom, also known as Baya® Marisa.
  75. Tydeman's Early Worcester    check pollinators
    A sweet early-season English apple, grown commercially on a small scale. Has a good flavour and somewhat under-rated.
  76. Virginia Gold    check pollinators
    Bright yellow fruit with pink blush. Crisp juicy flesh with flavors similar to Newtown Pippin. Should be stored to reach peak flavor.
  77. Weirouge    check pollinators
    A red-fleshed apple variety which has been used as the basis for commercial development of new red-fleshed apples.
  78. Winston    check pollinators
    A Cox-style apple, easy to grow.
  79. Woolbrook Russet    check pollinators
    A cooking apple, related to Bramley's Seedling.
  80. Zari    check pollinators
    An attractive modern commercial apple variety, related to Delcorf and Elstar.

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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