Cross Polination Of Orange Tree - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by needhamd
April 8, 2001
Do you have to plant two navel orange trees for cross polination in order for the trees to bear fruit?

Answer from NGA
April 8, 2001
Some hybrid orange varieties developed in recent years have had problems with self-fertilization. There is a table of compatible citrus varieties available at the link below. If you do not have one of these hybrid varieties, your tree should not require a "buddy" in order to set fruit. Enjoy!

Pollination of Citrus Hybrids

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