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Fruit Tree Pollination Requirements

 

Fruits are wonderful assets to have in any yard. Not only do they add beautiful foliage and wonderful shade, but they produce a variety of edible fruits to compliment the kitchen. All fruit trees/shrubs are either self-fruitful (self-pollinating) or non-self-fruitful. A list of self-fruitful and non-self-fruitful plants can be found in the table below:

SELF-FRUITFUL

NON-SELF-FRUITFUL

Sour Cherries

Apples

Pie Cherries

Sweet Cherries

Peaches

Pears

Blackberries

Hybrid Plums

European Plums

Blueberries

Grapes

 

Strawberries

 

Raspberries

 

Figs

 

Persimmons

 

 

All self-fruitful plants can produce fruit without requiring another plant to pollinate. However, it is commonly suggested that even self-fruitful plants be bought in two’s, as both plants will produce more fruit with a companion of the same type.

Non-self-fruitful plants require cross-pollination in order to produce fruit of any kind. Plants must be planted between 50 and 100 feet from each other in order to ensure sufficient pollination.

Cross-pollination suggestions for common fruits can be found in the tables below:

 

APPLES

 *Crabapples are universal pollinators for all apple varieties.

VARIETY

POLLINATION SUGGESTIONS

 

Gala

Crimson Crisp™, Pixie Crunch™, Granny Smith, Pink Lady™, Red Delicious, Fuji, Trixzie® Pink Lady™

Granny Smith

Gala, Jonathan, Pink Lady™, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Trixzie® Gala

Pink Lady

Gala, Crimson Crisp™, Pixie Crunch™, Granny Smith, Red Delicious, Fuji, Trixzie® Gala

Golden Delicious

Granny Smith, Jonathan, Red Delicious, Fuji

 

Red Delicious

Gala, Granny Smith, Jonathan, Pink Lady™, Golden Delicious, Fuji, Trixzie® Pink Lady™, Trixzie® Gala

Fuji

Gala, Pink Lady, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Trixzie® Pink Lady™, Trixzie® Gala

 

 

CHERRIES

VARIETY

POLLINATION SUGGESTIONS

Stella

Sunburst, Starkrimson, Black Cheree, Royal Ranier

Sunburst (Universal Pollinator)

Stella, Strakrimson, Black Cheree, Royal Ranier

Starkrimson (Universal Pollinator)

Stella, Sunburst, Black Cheree, Royal Ranier

Black Cheree

Stella, Sunburst, Starkrimson, Royal Ranier

Royal Ranier

Stella, Sunburst, Starkrimson, Black Cheree

*Universal Pollinators will pollinate any cherry variety.

 

 PEARS

VARIETY

POLLINATION SUGGESTIONS

Baldwin

Flordahome, Hood, Pineapple

Flordahome

Baldwin, Hood, Pineapple

Hood

Baldwin, Flordahome, Pineapple

Tennessee

Keiffer, Orient, Hood

Keiffer

Orient, Tennessee

Orient

Keiffer, Tennessee

Pineapple

Baldwin, Flordahome, Hood

Kikusui

Shinseiki

Shinseiki

Kikusui

                                                  

PLUMS

VARIETY

POLLINATION SUGGESTIONS

Mariposa

Santa Rosa, Satsuma

Satsuma

Mariposa, Santa Rosa

Angelina

King Billy

King Billy

Angelina

 

 BLUEBERRIES

VARIETY

POLLINATION SUGGESTIONS

Jewel

Sapphire, Emerald

Brightwell (Partially-Self-Fruitful)

Austin, Powder Blue

Climax

Austin, TifBlue

Austin

Brightwell, Climax

TifBlue

Brightwell, Powder Blue

Home Bell

TifBlue, Powder Blue

Powder Blue

Home Bell, TifBlue