The Q&A Archives: Fruit Tree

Question: Hello

My husband was in a store to purchase an apple tree. On the tag it stated a male and female tree required for polination. No one at the store knew the difference between a male and female tree.

He purchased a Red Delicious Apple Tree from Home Depot which did not indicate any information regarding polination. My question is: Does the tree require another apple tree in the vicinity to polinate or could it be self polinating?

Yours truly,

Lynne Foster.

Answer: Although some apple varieties are considered self-fruitful, all apples will produce a heavier crop if there is a second apple variety in the garden. Your red delicious will need a Golden Delicious, Gravenstein, Jonagold, Fuji or Gala tree in order to produce fruit.

Best wishes with your apples!

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