Self-Pollinating Apple Trees

Self-Pollinating Apple Trees Buyer's Guide

Also called self-fruitful apple trees

Unlike most apple trees, self-pollinating apple trees are naturally able to set fruit by themselves – with the help of wind, bees, and other pollinating beneficials that make fruit-production possible. Other apple trees require another different apple variety planted nearby that happens to bloom at the same time for cross-pollination to take place. Self-pollinating apple varieties are strong pollinators for most other apple varieties, and they are perfect companions for pollen-sterile or triploid apple trees that are unable to pollinate other apple trees. Since only one tree is needed for fruit production to occur, these self-pollinating apple trees are also great choices for fruit gardens that are limited on space.