Fruit Tree Pollination Guide & Tips from Sunrise Greenhouse

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Pollination by butterflies and bees is necessary for fruit trees and small fruits to actually produce. These pollinators transfer the pollen from one tree to another, leading to fertilization and fruit development. Typically, two different varieties of the same tree type must be planted within eyesight of each other. For example you will need two different apple tree varieties planted near each other to actually enjoy an apple harvest. A cherry tree will not pollinate an apple tree. And to complicate matters, some fruits are actually self-pollinating and self-fruitful. But don’t worry! We have simplified it for you with our resources below to help you enjoy a bountiful harvest. Browse our fruit tree pollinations guides below.

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Apple Blossoms Pollination Requirements Average Ripening Height Zone
Combo Apple Varies Self Pollinating September 15-20' 5
Fuji Mid-Season Another Apple (Granny Smith) Mid September 10-15' 5
Granny Smith Mid-Season Another Apple (Golden Delicious) Late October 10-15' 5
Honeycrisp Mid-Season Another Apple (GD, GS) Late September 10-15' 4
Jonathan Mid-Season Another Apple (Fuji, GS, McIntosh) Late Sept/Early Oct 10-15' 5
Kinderkrisp Early Season Another Apple (Golden Delicious) Late August 10-15' 4
McIntosh Mid-Season Another Apple (GS, Jonathan) Late September 10-15' 4
Red Delicious Late Season Another Apple (GD, GS, Jonathan) Mid October 10-15' 5
Triple Play Mid-Season Self Pollinating Mid/Late September 12-15' 4
Yellow Delicious Mid-Season Another Apple (Granny Smith) Late September 10-15' 4
Apple Texture Flavor Fresh Eating Baking Sauce Storage
Combo Apple Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies
Fuji Crisp Sweet Excellent Very Good Good Very Good
Granny Smith Crisp Tart Very Good Good Good Fair
Honeycrisp Crisp Sweet Excellent Good Good Excellent
Jonathan Crisp Tart Very Good Good Very Good Good
Kinderkrisp Crisp Sweet Excellent Good Good Very Good
McIntosh Crisp Tart Very Good Fair Very Good Fair
Red Delicious Crisp Sweet Good Fair Fair Good
Blueberry Variety Blossoms Pollination Requirements Average Ripening Height Zone
Bluecrop May Self Pollinating Mid July 4-6' 4
Elliot May Self Pollinating August 4-6' 4
Jelly Bean May Self Pollinating July/August 1-2' 4
Northcountry May Plant with Northland July 2' 3
Northland May Plant with Northcountry July 3-4' 3
Patriot May Self Pollinating July 4-6' 4
Peach Sorbet May Self Pollinating July 2' 5
Perpetua May/Summer Self Pollinating July/October 3-4' 4
Pink Icing May Self Pollinating July 3-4' 5
Superior May Self Pollinating July 3-4' 3
Blueberry Variety Blueberry Texture Blueberry Flavor Fresh Eating Baking Sauce Storage
Bluecrop Firm Mild, Sweet Excellent Excellent Excellent Fair
Elliot Firm Sweet Excellent Excellent Good Fair
Jelly Bean Firm, Juicy Sweet Excellent Excellent Excellent Fair
Northcountry Fine, Tender Sweet Very Good Excellent Excellent Good
Northland Fine, Tender Sweet Very Good Excellent Excellent Good
Patriot Firm Sweet Excellent Excellent Excellent Fair
Peach Sorbet Firm Sweet Excellent Excellent Excellent Fair
Perpetua Firm Sweet Excellent Excellent Excellent Fair
Pink Icing Firm Sweet Excellent Excellent Excellent Fair
Superior Firm Sweet Very Good Excellent Very Good Fair
Cherry Variety Blossoms Pollination Requirements Average Ripening Height Zone
Bing Early May Lapin, Van, Rainier Mid June 12-15' 5
Carmine Jewel Early May Self Pollinating Late July 8' 3
Combo Cherry Early May Self Pollinating Late June to July 15-20' 5
Early Richmond Early May Self Pollinating July 12-15' 3
Evans Bali Early May Self Pollinating Late June to July 15 3
Juliet Early May Self Pollinating Late July 5-8' 2
Lambert Early May Montmorency, Van, Stella Mid July 12-15' 5
Lapin Early May Self Pollinating Late July to August 12-15' 4
Montmorency Early May Self Pollinating Late June to July 12-18' 5
Rainier Sweet Early May Bing, Montmorency, Van, Stella Mid-Late June 15-25' 5
Romeo Early May Self Pollinating Mid-Late June 12' 2
Stella Early May Self Pollinating Early July 15' 5
Sweet Cherry Pie Early May Self Pollinating Mid July 15' 3
Van Early May Bing, Lambert, Rainier, Stella Mid June 12-15' 5
Cherry Variety Cherry Texture Cherry Flavor Fresh Eating Baking Sauce Storage
Bing Firm Sweet Excellent Excellent Fair Very Good
Carmine Bush Firm Tart Good Excellent Excellent Very Good
Combo Cherry Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies
Early Richmond Firm Tart Good Excellent Excellent Good
Evans Bali Juicy Tart Good Excellent Excellent Good
Juliet Juicy Sweet Excellent Very Good Very Good Good
Lambert Firm Sweet Excellent Excellent Fair Very Good
Lapin Juicy Sweet Excellent Excellent Very Good Very Good
Montmorency Juicy Tart Fair Excellent Excellent Poor
Rainier Sweet Firm Sweet Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Romeo Juicy Sweet Good Excellent Excellent Excellent
Stella Firm Sweet Good Fair Very Good Very Good
Sweet Cherry Pie Juicy Sweet Fair Excellent Excellent Good
Van Firm Sweet Excellent Excellent Good Excellent

Peaches

Variety Blossoms Pollination Requirements None Average Ripening Height Zone
Contender Early May Self Fruitful None Mid / Late August 12-15' 4
Redhaven Early May Self Fruitful None July - Early August 15-20' 5
Reliance Early May Self Fruitful None July - Early August 18-20' 5
Variety Type Flavor Texture Fresh Eating Baking Sauce
Contender Freestone Sweet Juicy Excellent Excellent Good
Redhaven Freestone Sweet Juicy Excellent Very Good Good
Reliance Freestone Sweet Juicy Good Very Good Good


Pears

Variety Blossoms Pollination Requirements None Average Ripening Height Zone
Anjou Early May Another Pear None September 12-15' 5
Asian Combo Early May Self Fruitful None September 15-20' 5
Bartlett Early May Another Pear None September 12-15' 5
Kieffer Early May Another Pear None September 12-15' 5
Variety Flavor Texture Fresh Eating Baking Canning Storage
Anjou Sweet Juicy Excellent Very Good Good Good
Asian Combo Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies
Bartlett Sweet Juicy Excellent Good Good Good
Kieffer Crispy Firm Fair Excellent Excellent Good


Plums

Variety Blossoms Pollination Requirements None Average Ripening Height Zone
Burbank Late April Another Plum None Late August 12-15' 5
Santa Rosa Late April Another Plum None Late July 12-15' 5
Stanley Late April Self Fruitful None Early September 12-15' 5
Superior Late April Another Plum None Late August 15-20' 4
Toka Late April Another Plum None Mid August 15-20' 3
Variety Fruit Size Flavor Texture Fresh Eating Sauce Storage
Burbank Medium Sweet Juicy Excellent Desserts Poor
Santa Rosa Large Tart Firm Excellent Desserts Good
Stanley Medium Sweet Firm Excellent Desserts Poor
Superior Large Sweet Juicy Excellent Desserts Poor
Toka Small Sweet Juicy Excellent Desserts Poor
Small Fruit Variety Blossoms Pollination Requirements Average Ripening Height Width Zone
Blackberry 'Baby Cakes' May Self Pollinating July-August 3-4' 3-4' 4
Blackberry 'Chester Thornless' May Self Pollinating July 4-5' 3-4' 5
Blackberry 'Triple Crown' May Self Pollinating July 4-5' 3-4' 5
Currant 'Consort Black' Early Season Self Pollinating July 4-5' 3-6' 4
Currant 'Red Lake' Early Season Self Pollinating July 4-5' 3-6' 3
Elderberry 'Samdal' June Multiple Samyl Late Summer 6-8' 2-5' 3
Elderberry 'Samyl' June Multiple Samdal Late Summer 6-8' 2-5' 3
Goji Berry 'Crimson Star' May Self Pollinating Late Summer 6-10' 5-6' 5
Gooseberry 'Pixwell' Early Season Self Pollinating July-August 3-5' 3-6' 3
Grape 'Concord Seedless' June Self Pollinating September 8-10' 10-12' 5
Grape 'Himrod' June Self Pollinating September 8-10' 6-8' 5
Grape 'Reliance Seedless' June Self Pollinating September 4-6' 4-6' 5
Raspberry 'Caroline' May Self Pollinating July & Sept 4-5' 3-4' 5
Raspberry 'Fall Gold' May Self Pollinating June & August 4-5' 2-3' 4
Raspberry 'Heritage' May Self Pollinating July & Sept 4-5' 3-4' 4
Raspberry 'Latham' May Self Pollinating Mid July 4-5' 3-4' 3
Raspberry 'Munger' May Self Pollinating August 4-5' 3-4' 4
Raspberry 'Shortcake' May Self Pollinating Mid Summer 2-3' 2-3' 5
Small Fruit Variety Flavor Texture Fresh Eating Baking Sauce Storage
Blackberry 'Baby Cakes' Sweet Firm Excellent Excellent Excellent Poor
Blackberry 'Chester Thornless' Sweet Firm Excellent Excellent Excellent Poor
Blackberry 'Triple Crown' Sweet Firm Excellent Excellent Excellent Poor
Currant 'Consort Black' Sweet Firm Very Good Excellent Excellent Poor
Currant 'Red Lake' Sweet Firm Very Good Excellent Excellent Poor
Elderberry 'Samdal' Mildly Tart Firm Poor Excellent Excellent Poor
Elderberry 'Samyl' Mildly Tart Firm Poor Excellent Excellent Poor
Goji Berry 'Crimson Star' Sweet Firm Excellent Poor Good Good
Gooseberry 'Pixwell' Mildly Tart Firm Poor Excellent Excellent Poor
Grape 'Concord Seedless' Sweet Juicy Excellent Excellent Excellent Poor
Grape 'Himrod' Sweet Fine Excellent Excellent Excellent Good
Grape 'Reliance Seedless' Sweet Firm Excellent Excellent Excellent Good
Raspberry 'Caroline' Sweet Tart Firm Excellent Very Good Excellent Poor
Raspberry 'Fall Gold' Sweet Firm Excellent Excellent Excellent Poor
Raspberry 'Heritage' Sweet Tart Firm Excellent Excellent Excellent Poor
Raspberry 'Latham' Sweet Firm Excellent Good Excellent Poor
Raspberry 'Munger' Sweet Firm Excellent Very Good Excellent Poor
Raspberry 'Shortcake' Sweet Firm Excellent Excellent Excellent Poor