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Pollination of Alkmene apple trees

Your Alkmene apple tree is in flowering group 2. It is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, but fruiting will usually be improved if there is a compatible partner of a different variety nearby. The following varieties will pollinate this apple tree. (Most white-blossom crab-apples will also be good pollinators for this variety).

Pollination partner apple varieties in our catalog

  • Almata

    Almata is a red-fleshed apple, with an acidic flavor. The blossom is deep red.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 1
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Early
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-vigorous
  • Antonovka

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Early
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Vigorous
  • Blue Pearmain

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf
  • Burgundy

    A mid-season apple variety with a good flavor, and good for juicing.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf
  • Centennial Crab

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-vigorous
  • Chestnut Crab

    A large-fruited cold-hardy crab-apple.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Vigorous
  • Cortland

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Crimson Crisp

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Semi-vigorous
    • Vigorous
  • Dolgo

    Malus Dolgo, also known as Pink Glow, offers early-season white flowers and dark pink fruits.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Early
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf
  • Egremont Russet

    Egremont Russet is the most popular English russet variety, and a good apple tree for the garden.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
  • Elstar

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf
  • Fameuse

    A very hardy north country apple, known both as the Snow Apple and Fameuse, and the probable parent of McIntosh.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf
  • Frostbite

    An unusual small apple with a distinctive sweet flavor, and exceptional cold-hardiness.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Vigorous
  • Galarina

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Vigorous
  • Golden Russet

    Golden Russet is an antique apple from New York, considered the best-flavored of American russets.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Semi-vigorous
  • Granny Smith

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Very late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
  • Grimes Golden

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

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

    Harrison is a traditional American cider apple, noted for its excellent juice quality.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Semi-vigorous
  • Hewe's Crab

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
  • Hudson's Golden Gem

    A large yellow russeted apple with an excellent sweet flavor.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf
  • Jonathan

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
  • King David

    A popular Arkansas variety with a rich southern flavor.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Very late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Semi-vigorous
  • Lady Apple

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
  • Macoun

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf
  • Margil

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
  • McIntosh

    A traditional versatile apple popular in the northern states of the USA. Also known as Macintosh.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf
  • Melrose

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf
  • Newtown Pippin

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
  • Novaspy

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf
  • Pink Lady

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Very late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
  • Pink Pearl

    Pink Pearl features bright pink flesh, and pink apple blossom.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 1
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Early
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf
  • Porter's Perfection

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
  • Redfree

    A disease-resistant and cold-hardy summer apple with a sweet flavor, also known as Co-op 13.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Early
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Roberts Crab

    An unusual red-fleshed crab-apple which has large purple fruits. The juice is a claret red colour.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf
  • Saint Edmund's Pippin

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

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

    A rich sweet-flavored red apple which grows best in the northern states.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-vigorous
  • Spartan

    Spartan produces lots of crimson maroon apples, crunchy, sweet, easy to grow, and a delicate "vinous" flavor.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
  • Sturmer Pippin

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
  • Suncrisp

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
  • Sundowner

    Cripps Red is a late-season dessert apple from Australia, with a crisp dense flesh and a good flavor.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Very late
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Sweet Coppin

    A traditional English cider variety, producing a sweet juice.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
  • Sweet Sixteen

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Semi-vigorous
  • Wickson

    Wickson crab is a popular crab apple variety which is also useful in cider blends.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Semi-vigorous
  • William's Pride

    An early summer apple, with excellent disease-resistance and a pleasant tart flavor.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Very early
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Vigorous
  • WineCrisp

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Vigorous
  • Wolf River

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
  • Yellow Transparent

    A traditional very early-season dual-purpose apple, which is also very winter-hardy.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Very early
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  • Zestar!

    A crisp attractive early-season apple which stores well.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 1
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Early
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf

More advice about pollination

Please note that our whilst our system takes many relevant factors into account, it is certainly not completely accurate

Crab apples

It is worth remembering that most white-blossom crab apple trees make excellent pollinators for almost any apple variety. This is because they produce very large quantities of pollen over a long period and are (with some exceptions) only distantly related to mainstream apple varieties so their pollen is highly compatible.

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