Pollination Requirements of Fruit Trees - Knowledgebase Question

Crothersville, IN
Question by ellenrwall
March 24, 2000
Do you have to plant two of the same kind of fruit trees for them to produce fruit?


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Answer from NGA
March 24, 2000

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That depends on the species of fruit. The following list should give you the basic pollination needs of most common types of fruit:

Require Cross-Pollination:
Apples
Pears (exceptions: Kieffer, Duchess)
Asian Pears (some exceptions)
Japanese Plums
European Plums
Sweet Cherries (exceptions: Stella, Lapins, & Starkrimson)

Self-Pollinating:
Peaches (exceptions: J.H. Hale)
Nectarines (mostly)
Apricots
Sour Cherries

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