Pollination of Zestar! apple trees

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Your Zestar! apple tree is in flowering group 1. 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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. McIntosh

    McIntoshA traditional versatile apple popular in the northern states of the USA. Also known as Macintosh.
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    Flowering group: 2  Self-sterile  Picking season: Late season     Stock: Sold out
  9. 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
  10. Snow Apple / Fameuse

    Snow Apple / FameuseA very hardy north country apple, known both as the Snow Apple and Fameuse, and the probable parent of McIntosh.
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    Flowering group: 2  Self-sterile  Picking season: Late season     Stock: Sold out
  11. 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
  12. 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

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. Almata    check pollinators
    A red-fleshed apple variety.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Bardsey    check pollinators
    A hardy disease-resistant apple, discovered growing on an island off the west coast of Wales.
  7. Beauty of Bath    check pollinators
    One of the earliest English apples, ripening in early August.
  8. Beeley Pippin    check pollinators
    A relatively unknown English 19th century dessert apple.
  9. Bountiful    check pollinators
    Bountiful is an easy-to-grow cooking apple, it retains its shape when cooked, fairly sweet for a cooker.
  10. Christmas Pearmain    check pollinators
    Nice apple flavour, sweet but with refreshing sharpness, firm rather than crunchy
  11. Clark's Seedling    check pollinators
    An English culinary apple from the 1920s, uncertain origins. Widely known as Royal George.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Devonshire Quarrenden    check pollinators
    A very old English summer apple, with a vinous strawberry flavour, grown throughout the UK.
  15. Dog's Snout    check pollinators
    A primitive green culinary apple, peculiar to the county of Yorkshire.
  16. Elton Beauty    check pollinators
    An attractive early-season English apple, related to James Grieve.
  17. Golden Spire    check pollinators
    A traditional English cooking apple, known for its fruity sharp flavour.
  18. 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".
  19. 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.
  20. Huonville Crab    check pollinators
    A red-fleshed apple from Tasmania.
  21. Idared    check pollinators
    Idared is a popular late-season apple variety, notable for its excellent keeping qualities.
  22. Jonafree    check pollinators
    Medium size, bright red, fully or nearly fully colored. Flavor is Jonathan-like, but less acid. Keeps 10 weeks.
  23. Jonagrimes    check pollinators
    As the name suggests, Jonagrimes is a cross between Jonathan and Grimes Golden.
  24. Kerry Pippin    check pollinators
    Small shiny yellow fruit, sometimes striped red. Crisp, crunchy, hard flesh.
  25. Keswick Codlin    check pollinators
    Keswick Codlin is a popular early-season cooking apple, easy to grow, and productive in most climates.
  26. Lady Hollendale    check pollinators
    An attractive crimson-striped early-season English apple, originating in East Anglia.
  27. Lady Williams    check pollinators
    An attractive red flushed Australian apple of uncertain parentage, but with excellent keeping qualities.
  28. 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.
  29. Lord Peckover    check pollinators
    An early-season apple, originating from the East Anglia region of England, with an attractive crimson flushed skin.
  30. Mairac    check pollinators
    A modern Swiss apple, derived from Gala and Maigold and released in 2002.
  31. Maltster    check pollinators
    A 19th century dual-purpose variety, with a very modern red-streaked appearance
  32. Malus Floribunda    check pollinators
    Malus floribunda is also known as the Japanese Crab. Pink / white blossom then red / yellow fruits.
  33. Malus Laura    check pollinators
    A dwarf upright crab apple with bronze leaves and crimson blossom.
  34. Malus Liset    check pollinators
    Malus Liset is a compact ornamental crab apple, with dusky red flowers and small scarlet fruits.
  35. Malus Louisa    check pollinators
    Malus Louisa is a pretty weeping crab apple with light pink blossom.
  36. Malus Profusion Improved    check pollinators
    Malus Profusion is a notably compact crab apple variety, with dense clusters of deep pink blossom.
  37. 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.
  38. Merton Charm    check pollinators
    Medium sized flat shaped fruit, rectangular, convex, not ribbed; skin greenish yellow, sometimes with a slight brownish red flush. Flesh tender, crisp, creamy white; flavor sweet subacid.
  39. Merton Russet    check pollinators
    Small. Golden russet colored. Flesh very crisp, deep yellow, and juicy. Complex sweet/spicy flavor.
  40. Milton    check pollinators
    Medium sized, pale yellow covered fruit with deep cherry red flush. Fine grained white flesh. Juicy with sweet hint of raspberry flavors.
  41. Paula Red    check pollinators
    One of the better early season eating apples. Small to medium apple, taste is mild.
  42. Perrine Yellow Transparent    check pollinators
    Tetraploid Yellow Transparent. Very big fruit, otherwise similar to Yellow Transparent.
  43. Pink Pearl    check pollinators
    A pink-fleshed apple developed by Californian enthusiast Albert Etter in the 1940s.
  44. 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.
  45. Quinte    check pollinators
    Firm good quality early eating apple that ships well. Medium size, yellow, flushed red.
  46. Red Windsor    check pollinators
    Red Windsor is one of the easiest to grow of all dessert apple trees, and with a pleasant apple flavour.
  47. Reverend W. Wilks    check pollinators
    A widely-grown and well-regarded English cooking apple.
  48. Rosette    check pollinators
    Probably the best-flavoured of the pink-fleshed apple varieties, and produces lovely pink juice.
  49. Scotch Dumpling    check pollinators
    Scotch Dumpling is a large Scottish cooking apple. Cooks to a frothy puree with a good flavour.
  50. Sunrise    check pollinators
    Sunrise is a reliable summer apple, crisp, juicy, and better flavour than many early apples.
  51. Vista Bella    check pollinators
    A very-early season dessert apple.
  52. 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.

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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