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Pollination of Malus floribunda crab-apple trees

Your Malus floribunda crab-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 crab-apple tree.

Pollination partner crab-apple varieties in our catalog

  1. Alkmene is a mid-season apple from Germany, related to to Cox but with a more robust flavor.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Early-Mid season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Early-Mid season
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Late season
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Mid season
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out

  5. A large-fruited cold-hardy crab-apple.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Mid season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf

  6. 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: Mid season
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out

  7. 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
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Very-Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf

  8. 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 season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf

  9. An old culinary variety from Russia, popular in North America, and noted for its winter hardiness.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Early season
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out

  10. 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 season
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Late season
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out

  12. A fine-flavored late-season eating apple from Germany.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking:
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out

  13. Freyberg (or Freyburg) is an attractive golden yellow apple with a high-quality sweet refreshing flavor.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf

  14. An unusual small apple with a distinctive sweet flavor, and exceptionally cold-hardy.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking:
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Mid-Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-standard

  17. 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 season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf

  18. 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 season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf

  20. 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 season
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out

  21. A large yellow russeted apple with an excellent sweet flavor.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Picking: Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf

  22. James Grieve is the classic Scottish cooking apple. It can also be eaten fresh, and is excellent for juice.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid season
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out

  23. 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 season
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out

  24. Kidd's Orange Red is one of the best Cox-style apples, aromatic, sweet, and easy to grow.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Mid-Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf

  25. A popular Arkansas variety with a rich southern flavor.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf

  26. 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
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Late season
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Late season
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Late season
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out

  30. 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
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Very-Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Picking: Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf

  32. Check pollinators >
    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 1
    • Picking:
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Very-Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf

  34. A late summer apple, one of the most disease-resistant of all apples.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Early-Mid season
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out

  35. 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
    • Picking: Early season
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out

  36. Considered by many to be the best-tasting apple ever, Rubinette has a perfect sweet / sharp flavour.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Late season
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out

  37. 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:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf

  38. 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
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking:
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf

  41. A traditional English cider variety, producing a sweet juice.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Very-Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Mid-Late season
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Late season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Early season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf

  45. 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
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf

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

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Late season
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out

  47. 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: Early season
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out

  48. A crisp attractive early-season apple which stores well.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 1
    • Self-sterile
    • Picking: Early season
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf

Other compatible varieties

We do not sell these varieties but they may be available from other fruit tree nurseries. Use our contact form and we will help you find a supplier.

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.

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