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Pollination of Ellis Bitter cider apple trees

Ellis Bitter (Malus domestica)  is in flowering group 5. Ellis Bitter is not self-fertile and needs a pollination partner of a different variety nearby.Choose another variety

Varieties that will pollinate Ellis Bitter 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
    • Bedan des Parts

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      A traditional French bittersweet cider variety, with some resistance to fireblight.
      • Flowering group: 6
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Very late
      • 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
        • Blondee

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          Blondee is bright yellow sweet mid-season apple, closely related to Gala.
          • Flowering group: 4
          • Not self-fertile
          • Picking: Mid
          • Bramtot

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            Bramtot is a traditional French hard cider variety, with a bittersweet juice.
            • Flowering group: 4
            • Not self-fertile
            • Picking: Late
            • Brown Snoutin stock

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              A traditional English bittersweet cider apple.
              • Flowering group: 6
              • 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
              • Good pollinator
              • Not self-fertile
              • Picking: Late
              • Available rootstocks:
              • Dwarf
            • 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
              • 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
                • Court Pendu Plat

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                  Court Pendu Plant is a traditional French apple with a pronounced aromatic pear-drop flavor.
                  • Flowering group: 6
                  • Not self-fertile
                  • Picking: Late
                  • Dabinettin stock

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                    Dabinett is a traditional English cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.
                    • Flowering group: 6
                    • Self-fertile
                    • Picking: Very late
                    • Available rootstocks:
                    • Dwarf
                  • Doux Normandie

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                    Doux Normandie is a traditional French cider variety from Normandie, producing a sweet juice.
                    • Flowering group: 4
                    • Not self-fertile
                    • Picking: Very late
                    • Edelborsdorfer

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

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                        Fenouillet Gris is an old French apple variety, noted for its aniseed flavors.
                        • Flowering group: 4
                        • Not self-fertile
                        • Picking: Late
                        • Florina

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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
                          • Frequin Rouge

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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
                            • Gala

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                              Gala is popular supermarket apple - but better when home-grown, with a sweet pleasant flavor.
                              • Flowering group: 4
                              • Partially self-fertile
                              • Picking: Mid
                              • 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
                              • Gilpin

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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
                                • Ginger Gold

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                                  One of the first yellow apples to ripen.
                                  • Flowering group: 4
                                  • Not self-fertile
                                  • Picking: Very early
                                  • Golden Delicious

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                                    The flavor of home-grown Golden Delicious is far better than its supermarket reputation.
                                    • Flowering group: 4
                                    • Good pollinator
                                    • Partially self-fertile
                                    • Picking: Late
                                    • 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
                                      • GoldRush

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                                        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: 4
                                        • Not self-fertile
                                        • Picking: Very late
                                        • 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
                                          • Semi-dwarf
                                        • Herefordshire Redstreak

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                                          Herefordshire Redstreak is an old English cider apple variety which produces a bittersharp juice.
                                          • Flowering group: 5
                                          • Not self-fertile
                                          • Picking: Very late
                                          • Honeycrisp

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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
                                            • 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
                                              • 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
                                                • Jonalicious

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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
                                                  • 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
                                                    • 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:
                                                      • Semi-dwarf
                                                    • 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
                                                      • Medaille d'Orin stock

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                                                        Medaille d'Or is a traditional French cider variety, which produces a full bittersweet juice.
                                                        • Flowering group: 6
                                                        • Not self-fertile
                                                        • Picking: Late
                                                        • Available rootstocks:
                                                        • Semi-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
                                                        • 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
                                                        • 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 Crunch

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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
                                                            • Pristine

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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
                                                              • Red Deliciousin stock

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                                                                Delicious is one of the most popular red apples, productive and easy to grow.
                                                                • Flowering group: 4
                                                                • Good pollinator
                                                                • Not self-fertile
                                                                • Picking: Late
                                                                • Available rootstocks:
                                                                • Dwarf
                                                              • Sansa

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                                                                A high quality early-season apple variety with a notably sweet flavor.
                                                                • Flowering group: 4
                                                                • Not self-fertile
                                                                • Picking: Early
                                                                • 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
                                                                  • 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:
                                                                    • Semi-dwarf
                                                                  • Spitzenburg

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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
                                                                    • State Fair

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                                                                      State Fair is a bright red summer apple, with a juicy firm flesh and sweet/tart flavor.
                                                                      • Flowering group: 4
                                                                      • Not self-fertile
                                                                      • Picking: Early
                                                                      • Stoke Redin stock

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                                                                        A traditional English cider apple producing a bittersharp juice.
                                                                        • Flowering group: 6
                                                                        • Not self-fertile
                                                                        • Picking: Very late
                                                                        • Available rootstocks:
                                                                        • Dwarf
                                                                        • Semi-dwarf
                                                                      • Sundance

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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
                                                                        • Tydeman's Late Orange

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

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                                                                            A traditional French bittersweet cider variety.
                                                                            • Flowering group: 6
                                                                            • Partially self-fertile
                                                                            • Picking: Very late
                                                                            • 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
                                                                              • 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