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Q.Will 2 Dwarf Apple Trees Pollinate Each Other

Zone 6052 | Anonymous added on April 2, 2021 | Answered

I don’t have a huge garden but have a decent front garden bed that i am wanting to plant some fruit trees in. I have seen a nice looking dwarf red apple tree at my local bunnings, on the tag it says plant with granny smith, or a couple of other varieties, but i am wondering if I buy two of these dwarf trees will they pollinate each other, or do they have to be planted with a non dwarf tree. Thank you

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Answered on April 4, 2021

It's not that two dwarfs can't pollinate each other, but that it has to be two different varieties of the same species (apple). Two trees of the same variety won't cross pollinate. You need to find another dwarf of a different variety that has a similar bloom period. Your local Cooperative Extension office has tables that show what varieties will pollinate each tree.

Also, if a neighbor has a flowering crabapple, it can pollinate your tree.

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