Fruit trees self -fertile? - Knowledgebase Question

Lake Mary, Fl
Question by shaunajb2001
June 24, 2010
I just bought from your store an apple, pear (pear pineapple), and plum (santa rosa)fruit trees. Are these trees self- fertile? If not what are the companion plants that I can plant to produce fruit on them? Do they have to be the same plant or can they be a different type of plant. Like planting an apple tree next to a pear tree will produce fruit on both? What are companion plants?

Answer from NGA
June 24, 2010


Santa Rosa plum is self fertile so you won't need a second plum tree for fruit; pineapple pear is also self fertile. Apple trees need a second, different cultivar in order to set fruit. If you send us another question with the name of the apple tree, we'll suggest companions to ensure good pollination and a heavy crop of apples. Enjoy your edible landscape!

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