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List of self-fertile apple varieties

A selection of apple varieties we sell which are self-fertile or partially self-fertile.


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  • Apple tree

    Alkmene

    Alkmene apple tree
    Alkmene is a mid-season apple from Germany, related to to Cox but with a more robust flavor.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Pollination group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Apple tree

    Anna

    Anna apple tree
    Anna is the go-to apple apple variety for growers in low-chill climates - if you are in southern California, or the southern states, Anna is a good choice.
    • Picking season: Very early
    • Pollination group: 1
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Apple tree

    Cortland

    Cortland apple tree
    Developed from McIntosh, Cortland is one of the most widely-grown Mac-style apples.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Apple tree

    Cox Queen

    Cox Queen apple tree
    A modern self-fertile form of the renowned Cox's Orange Pippin, with arguably even better flavor.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Cider apple tree

    Dabinett

    Dabinett cider apple tree
    Dabinett is a traditional English cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.
    • Pollination group: 6
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Crab apple tree

    Dolgo

    Dolgo crab apple tree
    Malus Dolgo, also known as Pink Glow, offers early-season white flowers and dark pink fruits.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Pollination group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Apple tree

    Egremont Russet

    Egremont Russet apple tree
    Egremont Russet is the most popular English russet variety, and a good apple tree for the garden.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Apple tree

    Empire

    Empire apple tree
    One of the most widely-planted McIntosh style apples, Empire has the Mac flavor but improves on it.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Apple tree

    Gala

    Gala apple tree
    Gala is popular supermarket apple - but better when home-grown, with a sweet pleasant flavor.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Crab apple tree

    Geneva Crab

    A large-fruited red-fleshed crab apple, useful for cider blends.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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    Golden Delicious

    Golden Delicious apple tree
    The flavor of home-grown Golden Delicious is far better than its supermarket reputation.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Awards: RHS AGM (former)
  • Crab apple tree

    Golden Hornet

    Golden Hornet crab apple tree
    Malus Golden Hornet has pink / white blossom then small yellow crab apples which hang on late in the year.
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Pollination group: 5
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Awards: RHS AGM (former)
  • Apple tree

    Granny Smith

    Granny Smith apple tree
    Granny Smith is the world-famous green apple from Australia, a good choice for warmer apple-growing regions.
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
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    Grimes Golden

    Grimes Golden apple tree
    A high quality apple, Grimes Golden is probably the parent of Golden Delicious, but with a richer flavor.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Crab apple tree

    Hewe's Virginia

    Hewe's Virginia crab apple tree
    Also known as Virginia Crab, Hewe's Crab is considered one of the best varieties for cider.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Apple tree

    Jonathan

    Jonathan apple tree
    One of the best-flavored US apple varieties, a good choice for the backyard orchard.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Crab apple tree

    Kerr

    Kerr crab apple tree
    A cold-hardy crab-apple, primarily used for cider and cooking.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Pollination group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Apple tree

    Laxton's Superb

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

    Michelin

    Michelin cider apple tree
    Michelin is a traditional French cider apple variety producing a bittersweet juice.
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Crab apple tree

    Northland Crab

    Northland Crab is a cold-hardy crab apple, ideal for crab-apple jelly.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Crab apple tree

    Roberts Crab

    Roberts Crab crab apple tree
    An unusual red-fleshed crab-apple which has large purple fruits. The juice is a claret red colour.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Pollination group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Apple tree

    Saint Edmund's Russet

    Saint Edmund's Russet apple tree
    Not as well known as other russets, St. Edmund's Russet is nevertheless one of the best.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Apple tree

    Spartan

    Spartan apple tree
    Spartan produces lots of crimson maroon apples, crunchy, sweet, easy to grow, and a delicate "vinous" flavor.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Cider apple tree

    Vilberie

    Vilberie cider apple tree
    A traditional French bittersweet cider variety.
    • Pollination group: 6
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Apple tree

    Yellow Transparent

    Yellow Transparent apple tree
    A traditional very early-season dual-purpose apple, which is also very winter-hardy.
    • Picking season: Very early
    • Pollination group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile