Tree Pollination Requirements

Apples & Crabapples

In order to have fruit, you need a second tree for cross-pollination.  Two different apple or crabapple trees including ornamental varieties, that bloom at the same time and are within 500 feet (150m) from each other, should ensure pollination will occur.  

Apricot

In order to have fruit, you need a second tree for cross-pollination.  Two different varieties of apricot or a Nanking Cherry nearby to ensure pollination.

Cherry

Sour cherries are self-pollinating; only one tree is needed for fruit production.

Pear

Self-pollinating – although pears are self-pollinating fruit production increases with cross-pollination.

Plum

In order to have fruit, you need a second tree for cross-pollination.  Another plum, Nanking Cherry, or western Sandcherry are required for pollination.  Each variety requires a specific pollinator.