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Pollination of Golden Delicious apple trees

Golden Delicious (Malus domestica)  is in flowering group 4. Golden Delicious is partially self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, but fruiting is likely to be better if there is a compatible partner of a different variety nearby.Choose another variety

Varieties that will pollinate Golden Delicious in our catalog

  • 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
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Early
    • Antonovka

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      Antonovka is one of the most cold-hardy of all apple varieties.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Early
      • Binet Rougein stock

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        A popular traditional French hard cider variety.
        • Flowering group: 4
        • Good pollinator
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Very late
        • Available rootstocks:
        • Dwarf
        • Semi-dwarf
      • Black Oxford

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        A good quality hardy traditional New England apple which keeps well.
        • Flowering group: 4
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Late
        • Blue Pearmain

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          An old-fashioned winter eating apple, with a strong sweet/sharp flavor.
          • Flowering group: 3
          • Not self-fertile
          • Picking: Late
          • Bramtotin stock

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            Bramtot is a traditional French hard cider variety, with a bittersweet juice.
            • Flowering group: 4
            • Not self-fertile
            • Picking: Late
            • Available rootstocks:
            • Dwarf
          • Brown's Applein stock

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            Brown's Apple is a traditional English cider apple variety producing a sharp juice.
            • Flowering group: 5
            • Not self-fertile
            • Picking: Late
            • Available rootstocks:
            • Dwarf
          • Burgundy

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            A mid-season apple variety with a good flavor, and good for juicing.
            • Flowering group: 3
            • Good pollinator
            • Not self-fertile
            • Picking: Mid
            • 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
              • Not self-fertile
              • Picking: Late
              • Campfieldin stock

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                A cold-hardy late-season bittersweet cider variety.
                • Flowering group: 3
                • Not self-fertile
                • Picking: Late
                • Available rootstocks:
                • Dwarf
              • Centennial Crab

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                • Flowering group: 3
                • Good pollinator
                • Not self-fertile
                • Picking: Mid
                • Chestnut Crabin stock

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                  A large-fruited cold-hardy crab-apple.
                  • Flowering group: 3
                  • Not self-fertile
                  • Picking: Mid
                  • Available rootstocks:
                  • Semi-dwarf
                • Chieftain

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                  A quietly popular apple, similar to Delicious but with a better and more complex flavor.
                  • Flowering group: 4
                  • Not self-fertile
                  • Picking: Late
                  • Cortland

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                    Developed from McIntosh, Cortland is one of the most widely-grown Mac-style apples.
                    • Flowering group: 3
                    • Partially self-fertile
                    • Picking: Late
                    • Cox's Orange Pippinin stock

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                      Cox is widely considered to have the best flavor of any dessert apple variety.
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • Partially self-fertile
                      • Picking: Mid
                      • Available rootstocks:
                      • Semi-dwarf
                    • CrimsonCrispin stock

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                      CrimsonCrisp is a modern scab-resistant apple, with a very crisp flesh. It can be picked over a long-period.
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • Not self-fertile
                      • Picking: Mid
                      • Available rootstocks:
                      • Dwarf
                      • Semi-dwarf
                      • Semi-vigorous
                    • CrimsonTopazin stock

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                      CrimsonTopaz is a modern scab-resistant variety from the Czech Republic, with a sweet-tart flavor.
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • Not self-fertile
                      • Picking: Late
                      • Available rootstocks:
                      • Dwarf
                      • Semi-dwarf
                    • Daytonin stock

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                      Dayton is an attractive red modern disease-resistant apple with crisp flesh and a sweet/tart flavor.
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • Not self-fertile
                      • Picking: Mid
                      • Available rootstocks:
                      • Dwarf
                    • Edelborsdorfer

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                      A very old apple variety, originating from central Europe.
                      • Flowering group: 4
                      • Not self-fertile
                      • Picking: Late
                      • Ellis Bitterin stock

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                        Ellis Bitter is a traditional and popular English cider apple, producing a bittersweet juice.
                        • Flowering group: 5
                        • Not self-fertile
                        • Picking: Mid
                        • Available rootstocks:
                        • Dwarf
                      • Empirein stock

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                        One of the most widely-planted McIntosh style apples, Empire has the Mac flavor but improves on it.
                        • Flowering group: 3
                        • Partially self-fertile
                        • Picking: Late
                        • Available rootstocks:
                        • Semi-dwarf
                      • Enterprisein stock

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                        Enterprise is a modern American disease-resistant apple, good for eating fresh and cooking.
                        • Flowering group: 4
                        • Not self-fertile
                        • Picking: Very late
                        • Available rootstocks:
                        • Dwarf
                        • Semi-dwarf
                      • Erwin Bauerin stock

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                        A fine-flavored late-season eating apple from Germany.
                        • Flowering group: 3
                        • Not self-fertile
                        • Picking: Late
                        • Available rootstocks:
                        • Semi-dwarf
                      • Florinain stock

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                        A modern disease-resistant variety related to Jonathan and Golden Delicious.
                        • Flowering group: 4
                        • Good pollinator
                        • Not self-fertile
                        • Picking: Late
                        • Available rootstocks:
                        • Dwarf
                        • Semi-dwarf
                      • Freedom

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                        A modern disease-resistant apple variety, similar to McIntosh.
                        • Flowering group: 3
                        • Not self-fertile
                        • Picking: Late
                        • Freiherr von Berlepsch

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                          A good quality German apple, notable for its characteristic pineapple flavor.
                          • Flowering group: 3
                          • Not self-fertile
                          • Picking: Late
                          • Frequin Rougein stock

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                            Frequin Rouge is one of the most important of the traditional French hard-cider apple varieties.
                            • Flowering group: 4
                            • Not self-fertile
                            • Picking: Mid
                            • Available rootstocks:
                            • Dwarf
                          • Frostbitein stock

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                            An unusual small apple with a distinctive sweet flavor, and exceptional cold-hardiness.
                            • Flowering group: 3
                            • Not self-fertile
                            • Picking: Late
                            • Available rootstocks:
                            • Dwarf
                          • Fujiin stock

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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: 3
                            • Not self-fertile
                            • Picking: Very late
                            • Available rootstocks:
                            • Dwarf
                            • Semi-dwarf
                          • Fuji (early)in stock

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                            Early ripening forms of the Fuji apple variety.
                            • Flowering group: 3
                            • Not self-fertile
                            • Picking: Mid
                            • Available rootstocks:
                            • Dwarf
                          • Galarinain stock

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                            Galarina is best considered an improved, disease-resistant Gala (to which it is closely related).
                            • Flowering group: 3
                            • Not self-fertile
                            • Picking: Late
                            • Available rootstocks:
                            • Dwarf
                            • Semi-dwarf
                            • Vigorous
                          • Geneva Tremlett's Bitterin stock

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                            A bittersharp cider apple variety, found at the USDA repository at Geneva, but probably of English origin.
                            • Flowering group: 4
                            • Not self-fertile
                            • Picking: Very late
                            • Available rootstocks:
                            • Dwarf
                            • Semi-dwarf
                          • Gilpinin stock

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                            Gilpin is a traditional American an all-purpose apple, an excellent keeper, useful in the kitchen and for cider too.
                            • Flowering group: 5
                            • Not self-fertile
                            • Picking: Very late
                            • Available rootstocks:
                            • Dwarf
                            • Semi-dwarf
                          • Golden Hornet

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                            Malus Golden Hornet has pink / white blossom then small yellow crab apples which hang on late in the year.
                            • Flowering group: 5
                            • Good pollinator
                            • Self-fertile
                            • Picking: Very late
                            • Granny Smithin stock

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                              Granny Smith is the world-famous green apple from Australia, a good choice for warmer apple-growing regions.
                              • Flowering group: 3
                              • Good pollinator
                              • Self-fertile
                              • Picking: Very late
                              • Available rootstocks:
                              • Dwarf
                            • Harrisonin stock

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                              Harrison is a traditional American cider apple, noted for its excellent juice quality.
                              • Flowering group: 3
                              • Not self-fertile
                              • Picking: Late
                              • Available rootstocks:
                              • Dwarf
                              • Semi-dwarf
                              • Semi-vigorous
                            • Harry Masters Jerseyin stock

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                              Harry Masters Jersey is a traditional English cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.
                              • Flowering group: 4
                              • Not self-fertile
                              • Picking: Very late
                              • Available rootstocks:
                              • Dwarf
                            • Hewe's Virginiain stock

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                              Also known as Virginia Crab, Hewe's Crab is considered one of the best varieties for cider.
                              • Flowering group: 3
                              • Good pollinator
                              • Self-fertile
                              • Picking: Late
                              • Available rootstocks:
                              • Dwarf
                            • Honeycrispin stock

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                              Honeycrisp is a cold-hardy disease-resistant apple - it shows just how good modern apples have become.
                              • Flowering group: 4
                              • Not self-fertile
                              • Picking: Late
                              • Available rootstocks:
                              • Dwarf
                              • Semi-dwarf
                            • Hubbardston Nonsuch

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                              An old heirloom apple variety named after the town in Massuchusetts.
                              • Flowering group: 4
                              • Not self-fertile
                              • Picking: Late
                              • Hudson's Golden Gemin stock

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                                A large yellow russeted apple with an excellent sweet flavor.
                                • Flowering group: 3
                                • Not self-fertile
                                • Picking: Late
                                • Available rootstocks:
                                • Dwarf
                              • Isaac Newton's Tree

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                                The old Engish variety known as Flower of Kent is the variety of apple tree the famous scientist sat under.
                                • Flowering group: 5
                                • Not self-fertile
                                • Picking: Late
                                • Jonaliciousin stock

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                                  An interesting cross of Red Delicious and Jonathan, for eating fresh or baking.
                                  • Flowering group: 5
                                  • Not self-fertile
                                  • Picking: Late
                                  • Available rootstocks:
                                  • Semi-dwarf
                                • Jonathanin stock

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                                  One of the best-flavored US apple varieties, a good choice for the backyard orchard.
                                  • Flowering group: 3
                                  • Partially self-fertile
                                  • Picking: Late
                                  • Available rootstocks:
                                  • Dwarf
                                • Kandil Sinap

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                                  An unusual but beautiful looking apple, with a sweet scented flavor.
                                  • Flowering group: 3
                                  • Not self-fertile
                                  • Picking: Late
                                  • Keepsake

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                                    A high-quality late-season eating apple, keeps well, and at its best in mid-winter.
                                    • Flowering group: 4
                                    • Not self-fertile
                                    • Picking: Very late
                                    • Kidd's Orange Red

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                                      Kidd's Orange Red is one of the best Cox-style apples, aromatic, sweet, and easy to grow.
                                      • Flowering group: 3
                                      • Not self-fertile
                                      • Picking: Late
                                      • Kingston Blackin stock

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                                        Kingston Black is one of the premier English cider varieties and produces a bittersharp juice.
                                        • Flowering group: 4
                                        • Not self-fertile
                                        • Picking: Very late
                                        • Available rootstocks:
                                        • Dwarf
                                      • Lady

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                                        A small highly flavored apple variety from France, where it is known as Api. It is thought to be very old.
                                        • Flowering group: 3
                                        • Not self-fertile
                                        • Picking: Late
                                        • Laxton's Superb

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                                          Laxton's Superb is a deservedly popular English late-season dessert apple from the Victorian era.
                                          • Flowering group: 4
                                          • Partially self-fertile
                                          • Picking: Late
                                          • Macoun

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                                            Macoun is one of the best McIntosh-style apples, with the characteristic flowery vinous flavor.
                                            • Flowering group: 3
                                            • Not self-fertile
                                            • Picking: Late
                                            • Majorin stock

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                                              A traditional English bittersweet hard-cider variety.
                                              • Flowering group: 3
                                              • Not self-fertile
                                              • Picking: Mid
                                              • Available rootstocks:
                                              • Dwarf
                                              • Semi-vigorous
                                            • Margilin stock

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                                              An 18th century French apple variety with an aromatic and complex flavor.
                                              • Flowering group: 3
                                              • Not self-fertile
                                              • Picking: Late
                                              • Available rootstocks:
                                              • Dwarf
                                            • Michelin

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                                              Michelin is a traditional French cider apple variety producing a bittersweet juice.
                                              • Flowering group: 4
                                              • Partially self-fertile
                                              • Picking: Late
                                              • Newtown Pippinin stock

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                                                In use since the 18th century, Newtown Pippin is a versatile American apple with a good aromatic flavor.
                                                • Flowering group: 3
                                                • Not self-fertile
                                                • Picking: Late
                                                • Available rootstocks:
                                                • Dwarf
                                                • Semi-dwarf
                                              • Northern Spyin stock

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                                                Northern Spy is a popular late-season American heirloom apple variety which stores well.
                                                • Flowering group: 5
                                                • Not self-fertile
                                                • Picking: Very late
                                                • Available rootstocks:
                                                • Dwarf
                                                • Semi-dwarf
                                              • Northland Crabin stock

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                                                Northland Crab is a cold-hardy crab apple, ideal for crab-apple jelly.
                                                • Flowering group: 3
                                                • Partially self-fertile
                                                • Picking: Early
                                                • Available rootstocks:
                                                • Semi-dwarf
                                              • Novaspyin stock

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                                                An improved form of Northern Spy, and an excellent all-round apple for northern areas.
                                                • Flowering group: 3
                                                • Not self-fertile
                                                • Picking: Late
                                                • Available rootstocks:
                                                • Dwarf
                                              • Pine Golden Pippin

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                                                A classic English russet apple from the Victorian era, notable for its pineapple-like flavor.
                                                • Flowering group: 5
                                                • Not self-fertile
                                                • Picking: Late
                                                • Pixie Crunchin stock

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                                                  Pixie Crunch is a small modern disease-resistant apple with a crisp flesh and great flavor.
                                                  • Flowering group: 4
                                                  • Not self-fertile
                                                  • Picking: Mid
                                                  • Available rootstocks:
                                                  • Dwarf
                                                  • Semi-dwarf
                                                  • Semi-vigorous
                                                • Porter's Perfectionin stock

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                                                  Porter's Perfection is a 19th century English cider variety producing a bittersharp juice.
                                                  • Flowering group: 3
                                                  • Not self-fertile
                                                  • Picking: Late
                                                  • Available rootstocks:
                                                  • Dwarf
                                                  • Semi-dwarf
                                                • Pristinein stock

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                                                  A very early disease-resistant golden-green apple with a tart flavor.
                                                  • Flowering group: 4
                                                  • Not self-fertile
                                                  • Picking: Very early
                                                  • Available rootstocks:
                                                  • Dwarf
                                                • Redfieldin stock

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                                                  An unusual apple / crab-apple cross, with distinctive red-flesh.
                                                  • Flowering group: 3
                                                  • Not self-fertile
                                                  • Picking: Late
                                                  • Available rootstocks:
                                                  • Dwarf
                                                • Redfree

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                                                  A disease-resistant and cold-hardy summer apple with a sweet flavor, also known as Co-op 13.
                                                  • Flowering group: 3
                                                  • Good pollinator
                                                  • Not self-fertile
                                                  • Picking: Early
                                                  • Saint Edmund's Russetin stock

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                                                    Not as well known as other russets, St. Edmund's Russet is nevertheless one of the best.
                                                    • Flowering group: 3
                                                    • Partially self-fertile
                                                    • Picking: Mid
                                                    • Available rootstocks:
                                                    • Dwarf
                                                  • Sansain stock

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                                                    A high quality early-season apple variety with a notably sweet flavor.
                                                    • Flowering group: 4
                                                    • Not self-fertile
                                                    • Picking: Early
                                                    • Available rootstocks:
                                                    • Dwarf
                                                    • Semi-dwarf
                                                  • Scarlett O'Hara

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                                                    Scarlett O'Hara is a modern disease-resistant red eating apple,
                                                    • Flowering group: 4
                                                    • Not self-fertile
                                                    • Picking: Late
                                                    • SnowSweetin stock

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                                                      A rich sweet-flavored red apple which grows best in the northern states.
                                                      • Flowering group: 3
                                                      • Not self-fertile
                                                      • Picking: Late
                                                      • Available rootstocks:
                                                      • Dwarf
                                                    • Somerset Redstreakin stock

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                                                      An English cider apple variety producing a very high-quality bittersweet juice.
                                                      • Flowering group: 5
                                                      • Not self-fertile
                                                      • Picking: Late
                                                      • Available rootstocks:
                                                      • Dwarf
                                                    • Spartan

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                                                      Spartan produces lots of crimson maroon apples, crunchy, sweet, easy to grow, and a delicate "vinous" flavor.
                                                      • Flowering group: 3
                                                      • Good pollinator
                                                      • Partially self-fertile
                                                      • Picking: Late
                                                      • Spitzenburgin stock

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                                                        Esopus Spitzenberg is one of the best-flavored American heirloom apples, and a favorite of Thomas Jefferson.
                                                        • Flowering group: 4
                                                        • Not self-fertile
                                                        • Picking: Late
                                                        • Available rootstocks:
                                                        • Dwarf
                                                      • Sundancein stock

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                                                        A high-quality late-season eating apple, with excellent flavor and disease-resistant qualities.
                                                        • Flowering group: 4
                                                        • Not self-fertile
                                                        • Picking: Late
                                                        • Available rootstocks:
                                                        • Dwarf
                                                        • Semi-dwarf
                                                      • Sweet Coppin

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                                                        A traditional English cider variety, producing a sweet juice.
                                                        • Flowering group: 3
                                                        • Not self-fertile
                                                        • Picking: Very late
                                                        • Sweet Sixteenin stock

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                                                          Sweet 16 is a sweet-flavored apple, with good cold hardiness.
                                                          • Flowering group: 3
                                                          • Not self-fertile
                                                          • Picking: Mid
                                                          • Available rootstocks:
                                                          • Dwarf
                                                        • Tydeman's Late Orange

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                                                          An excellent late-season Cox-style aromatic apple.
                                                          • Flowering group: 4
                                                          • Not self-fertile
                                                          • Picking: Late
                                                          • Winecrispin stock

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                                                            Winecrisp is a modern disease-resistant apple with a spicy flavor. Also known as Co-op 31.
                                                            • Flowering group: 3
                                                            • Not self-fertile
                                                            • Picking: Late
                                                            • Available rootstocks:
                                                            • Dwarf
                                                            • Semi-dwarf
                                                          • Winter Banana

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                                                            A good quality American apple variety named for its faint banana-like flavor.
                                                            • Flowering group: 4
                                                            • Good pollinator
                                                            • Not self-fertile
                                                            • Picking: Very late
                                                            • Wolf River

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                                                              Wolf River is the perfect cooking apple for the north - reliable, cold-hardy, disease resistant.
                                                              • Flowering group: 3
                                                              • Not self-fertile
                                                              • Picking: Late
                                                              • Yarlington Mill

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                                                                Yarlington Mill is a traditional English cider apple variety producing a bittersweet juice.
                                                                • Flowering group: 5
                                                                • Not self-fertile
                                                                • Picking: Very late