Posted: 31/10/2014 at 20:26
I'd like to grow both dessert and culnary apple tree's and as bramley is a reliable cropper have decided on this as the cooking variety to grow but it needs at least two other tree's to pollinate it according to info I've found on line.
I know nothing about apples tree's and polination but have grasped, in order for some apple tree's to be pollinated they need other apple tree's growing close by and group 4 are recommended for bramley.
The same store has Gala, Cox Orange Pippin and Braeburn all group 4 tree's.
The Q is although it may sound silly - if I purchase two of these and plant the bramley in the middle would it be pollinated by bee's from pollen from these tree's?
... and being in the same group the two other tree's will be pollinated at the same time?
Q- if I wanted to grow apple tree's from other groups would I always need two tree's of the same group?
The tree's are £10 each and alot to pay if they bear no fruit...