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I need to find 2 trees; one fruiting in September and the other October (I already have 2 trees fruiting in those months). Please advise best ones for pollination and giving a sweet, crunchy taste eg Braeburn or Fuji. Thanks very much
Do you know the names of the apples you already have? This is important as related varieties are not as successful pollinators as unrelated ones.
This website http://www.orangepippintrees.co.uk/pollinationchecker.aspx?a=0&v=1036
will give you a list of the trees which will successfully pollinate your trees, and then you can look on this page http://www.orangepippintrees.co.uk/apple-trees to find descriptions of the varieties so that you can choose ones to suit your taste.
I hope that's helpful
Thanks for reply. My trees are Sunset and Limelight, but I shall look on this site you recommend.
Hi Elaine - Dove's recommended web pages are ace! Just one thought from me: don't plant Braeburn unless you're in the south, and have a warm, sunny, sheltered spot to put it. The best-flavoured Braeburns grow in warmer climates than ours, generally.