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Your Black Oxford apple tree is in flowering group 4. 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. Akane

    Akane is an attractive early-season eating apple with a good pedigree and a sweet/sharp flavor.
    Flowering group: 4Self-sterilePicking: 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. Calville Blanc

    One of the world's great cooking apples, Calville Blanc is a French variety with a spicy tangy flavor.
    Flowering group: 4Self-sterilePicking: Late season
  5. 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
  6. Chieftain

    A quietly popular apple, similar to Delicious but with a better and more complex flavor.
    Flowering group: 4Self-sterilePicking: Late season
  7. Cortland

    Developed from McIntosh, Cortland is one of the most widely-grown Mac-style apples.
    Flowering group: 3Partially self-fertilePicking: Mid season
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Elstar

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

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

    Enterprise is a modern American disease-resistant apple, good for eating fresh and cooking.
    Flowering group: 4Self-sterilePicking: Very-Late season
  13. Erwin Bauer

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

    Fiesta is Cox-style apple, easy to grow, with a good aromatic flavor.
    Flowering group: 4Partially self-fertilePicking: Late season
  15. Florina

    A modern disease-resistant variety related to Jonathan and Golden Delicious.
    Flowering group: 4Self-sterilePicking: Mid-Late season
  16. Freyberg

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

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

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

    One of the first yellow apples to ripen.
    Flowering group: 4Self-sterilePicking: Early season
  20. Golden Hornet

    Malus Golden Hornet has pink / white blossom then small yellow crab apples which hang on late in the year.
    Flowering group: 5Self-fertilePicking: Very-Late season
  21. GoldRush

    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.
    Flowering group: 4Self-sterilePicking: Very-Late season
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Harry Masters Jersey

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

    Herefordshire Redstreak is an old English cider apple variety which produces a bittersharp juice.
    Flowering group: 5Self-sterilePicking: Very-Late season
  26. 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
  27. Honeycrisp

    Honeycrisp is a new cold-hardy disease-resistant apple - it shows just how good modern apples have become.
    Flowering group: 4Self-sterilePicking: Mid-Late season
  28. Hubbardston Nonsuch

    An old heirloom apple variety named after the town in Massuchusetts.
    Flowering group: 4Self-sterilePicking: Late season
  29. Hudson's Golden Gem

    A large yellow russeted apple with an excellent sweet flavor.
    Flowering group: 3Picking: Late season
  30. 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
  31. Jonathan

    One of the best-flavored US apple varieties, a good choice for the backyard orchard.
    Flowering group: 3Partially self-fertilePicking: Late season
  32. Keepsake

    A high-quality late-season eating apple, keeps well, and at its best in mid-winter.
    Flowering group: 4Self-sterilePicking: Very-Late season
  33. 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
  34. King David

    A popular Arkansas variety with a rich southern flavor.
    Flowering group: 3Self-sterilePicking: Late season
  35. Kingston Black

    Kingston Black is one of the premier English cider varieties and produces a bittersharp juice.
    Flowering group: 5Self-sterilePicking: Very-Late season
  36. 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
  37. Macoun

    Macoun is one of the best McIntosh-style apples, with the characteristic flowery vinous flavor.
    Flowering group: 3Self-sterilePicking: Late season
  38. Margil

    An 18th century French apple variety with an aromatic and complex flavor.
    Flowering group: 3Self-sterilePicking: Late season
  39. 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
  40. Northern Spy

    Northern Spy is a popular late-season American heirloom apple variety which stores well.
    Flowering group: 5Self-sterilePicking: Very-Late season
  41. Novaspy

    An improved form of Northern Spy, and an excellent all-round apple for northern areas.
    Flowering group: 3Picking: Late season
  42. Pitmaston Pine Apple

    A small English 18th century apple with a distinctive fruity pineapple-like flavor.
    Flowering group: 4Self-sterilePicking: Mid-Late season
  43. Pixie Crunch

    Pixie Crunch (TM) is a small modern disease-resistant apple with an superb flavor.
    Flowering group: 4Self-sterilePicking: Mid season
  44. Priscilla

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

    A very early disease-resistant golden-green apple with a tart flavor.
    Flowering group: 4Self-sterilePicking: Early season
  46. Red Delicious

    Delicious is one of the most popular red apples, available in both Red and original Hawkeye forms.
    Flowering group: 4Self-sterilePicking:
  47. Redfree

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

    Considered by many to be the best-tasting apple ever, Rubinette has a perfect sweet / sharp flavour.
    Flowering group: 3Self-sterilePicking: Late season
  49. 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:
  50. Sansa

    A high quality early-season apple variety with a notably sweet flavor.
    Flowering group: 4Self-sterilePicking: Early-Mid season
  51. Scarlett O'Hara

    Fruit is round-conic, full blushed red, sweet and juicy. Hangs extremely well to the tree and sugars increase greatly until early October.
    Flowering group: 4Self-sterilePicking:
  52. Spitzenburg

    Esopus Spitzenberg is one of the best-flavored American heirloom apples, and a favorite of Thomas Jefferson.
    Flowering group: 4Self-sterilePicking: Late season
  53. SunCrisp

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

    A high-quality late-season eating apple, with excellent flavor and disease-resistant qualities.
    Flowering group: 4Self-sterilePicking: Late season
  55. Sweet Sixteen

    Sweet 16 is a sweet-flavored apple, with good cold hardiness.
    Flowering group: 3Self-sterilePicking: Mid-Late season
  56. Tydeman's Late Orange

    An excellent late-season Cox-style aromatic apple.
    Flowering group: 4Self-sterilePicking:
  57. Winecrisp

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

    Wolf River is the perfect cooking apple for the north - reliable, cold-hardy, disease resistant.
    Flowering group: 3Self-sterilePicking: Late 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. Alexander
    An old and attractive culinary apple, cooks to a puree.
  2. Allington Pippin
    A versatile English apple, with a strong pineapple-like flavour, useful for both cooking and eating.
  3. Ambrosia
    A sweet modern apple variety from western Canada, quite similar to Golden Delicious. Discovered as a chance seedling in an orchard in British Columbia.
  4. Annie Elizabeth
    A popular English culinary apple, which keeps its shape when cooked.
  5. Antonovka Kamenichka
    A culinary apple from the Ukraine, possibly a more colored form of Antonovka.
  6. Apricot
    An unusual and little-known apple variety noted for its apricot-like flavor.
  7. Ard Cairn Russet
    An old apple variety from Ireland, with a flavor reminiscent of bananas.
  8. Aroma
    A modern apple from Sweden, developed during the 1950s.
  9. Aromatic Russet
    A high quality russet-style variety, sharper than Egremont Russet, with a rich flavour and occasionally a hint of lemon.
  10. Arthur Turner
    A well-known early season culinary apple. Cooks to a sweet puree. Grows easily in most situations.
  11. Arthur W Barnes
    An attractive and popular mid-season culinary apple, very versatile in the kitchen, cooks to a puree.
  12. Barnack Beauty
    An attractive old English cooking apple.
  13. Baumann's Reinette
    Sharp/sweet flavour but fairly bland, quite chewy - looks better than it tastes
  14. Baya Marisa
    A modern red-fleshed apple variety with a good flavour, developed in Germany, and also known as Tickled Pink.
  15. Boiken
    Medium-sized fruit, skin smooth and yellowish with red cheek. Flesh firm and fine grained. Refreshing, sprightly, subacid flavor.
  16. Bonza
    A chance seedling discovered in Australia.
  17. Braeburn
    Braeburn was the first of the new wave of bi-colored supermarket apple varieties, and re-established the importance of flavor in commercial apples.
  18. Bright Future
    One of the last varieties developed by English apple breeder Hugh Ermen, introduced in 2008 in conjunction with organic charity Garden Organic.
  19. Britemac
    Good McIntosh type. Large and attractive, brightly colored and the best for eating. Sweet, juicy, crisp, white flesh.
  20. Broadholme Beauty
    A mild-flavoured cooking apple, related to James Grieve.
  21. Brown's Seedling
    An English culinary variety from Stamford. Rated by Hogg as handsome, excellent for culinary use, and a good keeper.
  22. Brownlees Russet
    A popular English apple from the Victorian era, widely grown at the time and esteemed for its flavour and blossom.
  23. Cameo
    A modern sweet variety, reminscent of Red Delicious.
  24. Candy Crisp
    Glossy yellow, and generally russet free apple with an extremely mild, somewhat pear-like flavor. Large, conical fruits is occasionally blushed with soft pink.
  25. Cellini
    An unusual Victorian variety, primarily a culinary apple but can be eaten fresh. One of the best examples of the aniseed component of apple flavours.
  26. Chantecler
  27. Charles Ross
    Handsome, juicy, versatile English classic - good for old-fashioned English cooking.
  28. Cheerfull Gold
    A modern English apple variety, derived from Cox's Orange Pippin and Golden Delicious.
  29. Benoni
    A mid-season heritage variety from Massachusetts, USA, with a pleasant sweet flavor.
  30. Bess Pool
    Late keeping eating apple. Flesh rather dry with sweet pleasant flavor.
  31. Bloody Ploughman
    A blood red apple from Scotland with a mild but sweet flavour.
  32. Chivers Delight
    Delightful, easy-going apple, sweet, juicy, crunchy - and some aromatic qualities
  33. Christmas Pippin
    A modern Cox-style variety, found growing by a roadside.
  34. Cockett's Red
    A small but pretty red eating apple from Cambridgeshire, with a somewhat sharp flavour which mellows in storage.
  35. Cornish Aromatic
    Old-fashioned variety from Cornwall, some pineapple flavours, very enjoyable
  36. Cybele Delrouval
    An excellent new variety from France - sweet, crisp, juicy - one of the best mid-season varieties.
  37. Daliclass
    Essentially an improved Elstar, with a bit more sharpness.
  38. Dawn
    A good-looking dessert variety, fairly sharp flavour
  39. Decio
    Probably the oldest variety in existence, thought to date back to Roman times
  40. Delicious
    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.
  41. Diamond Jubilee
    Sharp puree, crisp juicy dessert later in season
  42. Discovery
    A popular English early apple variety, and a good choice for the garden.
  43. Doctor Harvey
    Originates from East Anglia in the 1600s. Named after Dr Gabriel Harvey of Cambridge.
  44. Duke of Devonshire
    An important Victorian apple with a distinctive fruity flavour, and often russeted. Continues to be quietly popular.
  45. Dumelow's Seedling
    One of the best cooking apples of the Victoria era. More correctly known as Dumeller's Seedling.
  46. 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.
  47. Bushey Grove
    Sharp acidic cooker, very juicy
  48. Cottenham Seedling
    A well-regarded early 20th century cooking apple from the east of England with a good pedigree.
  49. Court Of Wick
    Small to medium. Conical. Golden yellow skin, blushed red and spotted with russet. Flavor is strong and fruity.
  50. 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.
  51. Epicure
    Small, firm early apple. Very good dessert quality. Often known as Laxton's Epicure.
  52. Estivale
    A very good early/mid-season apple from France, also known as Delcorf and Delbarestivale.
  53. Falstaff
    Popular garden apple tree, very heavy crops, easy to grow, very juicy.
  54. Feltham Beauty
    An early season English apple, ripens in mid-August. The flavour is sweeter than most early varieties.
  55. Filippa
    Considered one of the best seedlings of Gravenstein.
  56. Fireside
    Large conical fruit. Green skin with scarlet stripes and sometimes a mottled orange flush. Crisp, sweet, juicy greenish white to yellow flesh. Excellent eating apple.
  57. Flamenco
    A columnar or ballarina style apple variety.
  58. Freedom
    Good multi-use apple. Medium to large red fruit on almost invisible yellow skin. Crisp, juicy, sweet, good-tasting flesh. Subacid, sprightly flavor.
  59. Gavin
    Early attempt to breed a scab-resistant dessert apple, surprisingly good sweet/sharp flavour - an under-rated apple
  60. George Cave
    A very early English apple, popular as a garden apple variety.
  61. Gladstone
    An old English summer apple, dating back to the 1780s, but re-introduced in 1868 by Mr Jackson of Blakedown Nursery as Jackson's Seedling. Renamed Gladstone in 1883.
  62. Glockenapfel
    A very old European apple variety with a distinctive bell-like shape.
  63. Golden Harvey
    Intense, sweet, sharp-flavored russet apple famous for strong cider.
  64. Golden Noble
    A sweet-flavoured cooking apple, and a good tree for the garden.
  65. 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.
  66. Golden Pippin
    Yellow colored with a sharp, intense fruity flavor.
  67. Golden Reinette
    A very old variety, popular in 18th and 19th centuries, a pleasant mild dry flavour.
  68. Green Harvey
    An old green dual-purpose apple with a sweet-sharp flavour. This is probably not related to Harvey or Golden Harvey varieties.
  69. Greensleeves
    A good garden apple, with a pleasant but unexceptional flavour.
  70. 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.
  71. Haralred
    Selection of Red Haralson. Earlier, redder, and sweeter, without the common russeting problem many Haralsons have. Juicy, tart, firm flesh. Good keeper.
  72. 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.
  73. 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.
  74. Howgate Wonder
    Very large cooker, not great flavour when cooked but excellent sharp juice
  75. Herefordshire Russet
    A modern russet with an excellent strong Cox-like flavour, could displace Egremont Russet
  76. Herrings Pippin
    Excellent eating and cooking apple. Fruit large, deep green, colored crimson on one side. Flesh crisp but tender when ripe. Spicy flavor, pleasing aroma.
  77. Indo
    A very sweet variety from Japan.
  78. Ingrid Marie
    A Cox-style apple from Denmark, quite popular in northern Europe.
  79. Jazz
    Proof that supermarket apples are no longer bland and boring, Jazz has crisp flesh with a superb rich peardrop flavor.
  80. Jester
    An attractive unpretentious apple, crisp and refreshing, nice flavour but rather bland.
  81. Jonamac
    Medium size, firm fruit with 90% dark red color over greenish background. Flesh firm, crisp, high quality with flavor similar to McIntosh.
  82. Jonared
    Flavor similar to Jonathan
  83. July Red
    Very attractive, large, red fruit. Strongly scented with vinous or loganberry flavor; sweet, soft, juicy, white flesh.
  84. Kandil Sinap
    Tall cylindrical apple. Creamy, yellow porcelain-like skin with red blush. Crisp, juicy, fine-textured flesh, excellent flavor.
  85. Karin Schneider
    A red-colored sport of Ingrid Marie. Medium large fruit, yellow skinned with crimson. Sweet, aromatic flavor.
  86. Katy
    A very attractive and easy-to-grow early apple variety from Sweden, properly called Katya - Katy is the anglicised name.
  87. Kiku
    A red-sport of Fuji, grown primarily in Italy.
  88. King Charles Pearmain
    An attractive 19th century pearmain-shaped apple with a dull golden yellow skin. The flesh is firm, fairly juicy, and strongly flavoured.
  89. King of the Pippins
    A good early/mid-season dual-purpose variety, thought to originate from 18th century France (where it is known as Reine de Reinettes) but widely grown in England since Victorian times.
  90. Lady Sudeley
    A well-known and attractive English early-season apple from the late Victorian era.
  91. Lane's Prince Albert
    A classic Victorian English cooking apple, and remains a popular garden variety.
  92. Langton's Nonsuch
    An old English variety, originating in Church Langton, Leicestershire, from which its name derives.
  93. 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.
  94. Laxton's Superb
    The definitive late Victorian dessert apple, firm, Cox-style but sweeter, understated but very "more-ish".
  95. Lemon Pippin
    Good for drying. Small, yellow dotted fruit with greenish-white, crisp, acid flesh.
  96. Limelight
    Developed by UK apple breeder H. Ermen, based on the Greensleeves apple from East Malling Research Station.
  97. Little Pax
    A new English apple variety, recently discovered at St. Cecilia's Abbey on the Isle of Wight.
  98. Lobo
    A McIntosh-style apple from Canada, generally believed to be better all-round than its parent.
  99. Lord Burghley
    A well-regarded Victorian winter dessert apple, and an excellent keeper.
  100. Lord Derby
    A popular good-quality English cooking apple of the Victorian era.
  101. Lord Hindlip
    A versatile English dessert variety from the late Victorian era, and one of the longest-keeping apples.
  102. Maclean's Favourite
    A high quality late-season dessert apple with a rich sweet-sharp flavour. The tree is a heavy cropper but can be disease-prone.
  103. Meridian
    An attractive well-flavoured modern English apple, difficult to detect the Cox parentage though.
  104. Merton Knave
    An early-season English dessert apple, raised in the mid twentieth century.
  105. Merton Prolific
    An interesting cross between a cooker (Northern Greening) and a dessert apple (Cox's Orange Pippin).
  106. Merton Worcester
    An interesting early/mid season dessert variety, probably deserves to be better known.
  107. Miller's Seedling
    A small early-season English apple, popular in late Victorian times.
  108. Mollie's Delicious
    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.
  109. Morley's Seedling
    A late-season English cooking apple, from Cambrideshire in eastern England.
  110. Mother
    An old Massachusetts apple variety rated for its flavor.
  111. 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.
  112. Newton Wonder
    A 19th century English cooking apple, still popular as a UK garden apple variety.
  113. Mantet
    An early-season apple variety from Canada.
  114. Melon
    Fruits very good quality. Medium large, skin yellow, red striped, round, oblate, conical with mild flavor.
  115. Norfolk Royal
    A sweet old-fashioned apple, with a delicate melon flavour - very likeable
  116. Norfolk Royal Russet
    Norfolk Royal Russet is one of the best-looking russet apples, with a superb rich sweet flavour.
  117. 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.
  118. Opal
    A modern apple from the Czech Republic, related to Golden Delicious and Topaz.
  119. Opal (Seabrook)
    An early-season English apple, with very similar qualities to one of its parents, Worcester Pearmain.
  120. Opalescent
    A popular large New England apple, sweet, crunchy, juicy, hint of strawberries - a well-flavoured apple.
  121. Oriole
    An early-season American apple from the University of Minnesota.
  122. Ozark Gold
    Very similar to Golden Delicious. Flavor is sweet, honeyed, very juicy with little acidity.
  123. 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.
  124. Pine Golden Pippin
    Russet. Sweet.
  125. Novamac
    Flattened fruit with 70% red stripe on green background. Crisp, tender, fine-textured flesh. Slight McIntosh flavor. Good quality.
  126. Pixie
    A popular garden variety, and a very good Cox substitute, quite sharp flavour
  127. Prairie Spy
    All purpose. Red over yellow, attractive large fruit. Some russeting may occur. Excellent flavor, improves in storage. Extra long keeping winter apple.
  128. Priam
    Medium range red over green-yellow. Keeps well through January.
  129. 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.
  130. Red Falstaff
    A red-coloured sport of Falstaff, a popular garden apple tree.
  131. Red Jonathan
    A more deeply colored sport of the original Jonathan, with similar good flavor and keeping qualities.
  132. Red Rome
    A redder-colored sport of Rome Beauty.
  133. Rival
    A Cox-style cooking apple, commercially successful in the 1920s.
  134. Rome Beauty
    An extremely attractive and productive red cooking apple, widely-grown in North America.
  135. Rosemary Russet
    A classic English russet apple from the Victorian era, though not as well known as its contemporaries.
  136. Rajka
    A modern variety from the Czech Republic, bred specifically for disease resistance.
  137. Rubinola
    A mid-season disease-resistant variety from the Czech Republic, with a very good flavor.
  138. 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.
  139. Sans Pareil
    An English apple variety from the Victorian era, or possibly earlier, with a good flavour, deserves to be more widely grown.
  140. Santana
    A modern apple from the Netherlands, with a pleasant vinous flavour and bred specifically for reduced levels of proteins which can cause allergic reactions for some people.
  141. Saturn
    An excellent modern English apple variety, developed at the famous East Malling research station.
  142. Scrumptious
    A new early-season English dessert apple, with very good flavour.
  143. Shenandoah
    Quite similar to its parent Opalescent, and a pleasant sweet apple in its own right
  144. 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.
  145. Splendour
    A popular commercial apple variety in New Zealand.
  146. Starkrimson
    Crisp, dense flesh, very sweet, quite juicy - a Delicious-style apple
  147. Stirling Castle
    A popular Victorian cooking apple from Stirling in Scotland, produces a good-flavoured puree.
  148. Sunset
    Popular garden alternative to Cox, easier to grow, and has a similar flavour albeit lacking some of the depth.
  149. 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.
  150. Topaz
    One of the best modern disease-resistant varieties, fairly sharp flavour
  151. Tremlett's Bitter
    Bitter-sweet cider apple. Medium fruit, yellow skin flushed red.
  152. Tydeman's Early Worcester
    A sweet early-season English apple, grown commercially on a small scale. Has a good flavour and somewhat under-rated.
  153. Upton Pyne
    Primarily a cooking variety, notable for a delicate pineapple-like flavour. Cooks to puree.
  154. Virginia Gold
    Bright yellow fruit with pink blush. Crisp juicy flesh with flavors similar to Newtown Pippin. Should be stored to reach peak flavor.
  155. Wayside
    Wayside is a mid-season dessert apple, probably a seedling of Charles Ross, which it resembles in appearance and flavour.
  156. Weirouge
    A red-fleshed apple variety which has been used as the basis for commercial development of new red-fleshed apples.
  157. William Crump
    An intensely flavoured English apple, related to Cox and Worcester Pearmain.
  158. Winston
    A Cox-style apple, easy to grow.
  159. Winter Gem
    A late-season modern English apple with a good aromatic flavour.
  160. Yellow Ingestrie
    An attractive old yellow apple, with quite a strong apple flavour
  161. Zari
    An attractive modern commercial apple variety, related to Delcorf and Elstar.
  162. Admiration
    Also known as Malus Adirondack. A dwarf upright crab-apple with masses of light-pink / white flowers.
  163. Butterball
    Butterball is named for its bright yellow fruits, which are also good for crab apple jelly.
  164. Comtesse de Paris
    A well-regarded late-flowering crab-apple with persistent yellow fruitlets.
  165. Coralburst
    Malus Coralburst is a naturally compact crab-apple, perfect for patios.
  166. Evereste
    Evereste is a popular crab-apple with masses of white blossom, then red-yellow fruits.
  167. French Crab
    A very old apple with many synonyms. Reputed to be a long-keeper.
  168. Golden Gem
    Golden Gem has bright white blossom followed by yellow crab apples.
  169. Indian Magic
    A superb all-round crab apple, bronze leaves, and persistent red fruits.
  170. Jelly King
    A compact crab apple, with unusually large persistent fruits - excellent for crab apple jelly.
  171. John Downie
    John Downie is a good crabapple for making crab apple jelly. White blossom and orange-red fruits.
  172. Malus toringo
    Malus toringo is a species of ornamental crab apple, with white flowers and small yellow fruits.
  173. Malus transitoria
    Malus transitoria is sometimes known as the cut-leaf crab because of the lobed cut-outs on its leaves.
  174. Marbles NUVAR
    Malus Marbles NUVAR
  175. Prairie Fire
    Malus Prairie Fire
  176. Red Obelisk
    Malus Red Obilisk
  177. Rosehip
    Malus Rosehip is notable for its large rosehip-shaped red fruits.
  178. Royal Beauty
    Royal Beauty is a compact weeping crab apple with crimson blossom.
  179. Scarlett
    Malus toringo Scarlett is an ornamental crab apple with purple/green leaves and pink blossom.
  180. Sun Rival
    Malus Sun Rival is a crab apple with white flowers, red fruits, notable for its weeping growth habit.
  181. Tina
    Malus Tina is a naturally compact crab-apple, perfect for patios.
  182. Wedding Bouquet
    Wedding Bouquet is a crab-apple featuring an abundance of ivory-white blossom.
  183. Woolbrook Russet
    A cooking apple, related to Bramley's Seedling.
  184. Gorgeous
    Malus Gorgeous features light pink blossom and is good for crab apple jelly.
  185. Harry Baker
    Malus Harry Baker is a popular crab-apple with intense dark-pink blossom and marroon fruits.
  186. Arlet / Swiss Gourmet
    Arlet, also known as Swiss Gourmet, is a sweet mid-season dessert apple with good keeping qualities.
  187. Beacon
    Beacon is an attractive bright red early season apple with good cold-hardiness.
  188. Burgundy
    A mid-season apple variety with a good flavor, and good for juicing.
  189. Centennial Crab
    A large-fruited cold-hardy crab-apple developed by the University of Minnesota. Can also be eaten fresh.
  190. Chenango Strawberry
    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.
  191. Cornish Gilliflower
    Cornish Gilliflower is a popular English eating apple with an excellent sweet aromatic flavour.
  192. Cripps Red
    Cripps Red is a late-season dessert apple from Australia, with a crisp dense flesh and a good flavor.
  193. Ellison's Orange
    One of the best offspring of Cox's Orange Pippin, with a distinct aniseed flavor.
  194. Gala
    Gala is popular supermarket apple - but better when home-grown, with a sweet pleasant flavor.
  195. Golden Delicious
    The flavor of home-grown Golden Delicious is far better than its supermarket reputation.
  196. Jonalicious
    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.
  197. 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.
  198. Spartan
    Spartan produces lots of crimson maroon apples, crunchy, sweet, easy to grow, delicate "vinous" flavor.
  199. Sturmer Pippin
    A popular Victorian dessert apple variety, notable for its exceptional keeping qualities.
  200. Winter Banana
    A good quality American apple variety with a faint banana-like flavor.
  201. 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

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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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