pollination - Knowledgebase Question

Liberty Twp., Oh
Question by clhess44
March 21, 2010
What are compatible varieties to plant with a semi-dwarf moonglow pear tree and a sweet cherry tree for pollination? I purchased one of each not realizing they both need pollinators.

Answer from NGA
March 21, 2010


Moonglow is compatible with Seckel Sugar. Other acceptable cultivars include Dawn, Waite, Mangess and Starkling Delicious pear trees. Semi-dwarf trees will save room in your garden. You didn't identify your sweet cherry tree, but Bing, Lambert, and Napolean (Royal Ann) cherry trees do not pollinate one another. Plant a pollinating variety such as Black Tartarian or Republican, Stella, Van, or a sour cherry such as Montmorency nearby. Best wishes with your edible landscape!

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