May 12, 2018
"Granny Smith" apple trees produce a better crop if cross-pollinated with a suitable apple tree variety.
To cross-pollinate apple tree varieties, you have to plant a compatible tree. "Snowdrift" crabapple is a useful pollenizer for apple trees that bloom mid- to late-season, like "Granny Smith." "Golden Delicious" is another smart choice because of its heavy pollen production. When choosing trees for cross-pollination, it is important that you choose apple varieties with overlapping bloom times because very early and very late varieties cannot pollinate each other.
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