PRUNUS: Cherries, Plums & Apricots

Sour Cherries are self pollinating, only one tree is needed.

 

Plums and cherry plums need a second tree or shrub of a different variety in the area blooming at the same time.

Check Prunus Pollination Chart  to find the appropriate pollinator for your desired tree.

Early bloomers; Brookgold Plum, Nanking Cherry, Sapalta Cherry-Plum, Compass Cherry-Plum, Pfitsen #5 and Waneta Plum

Mid-season bloomers; Convoy Cherry-Plum, Sapa Cherry-Plum, Toka Plum, Manor Cherry-Plum, Opata Cherry-Plum, Tecumsch Plum and Western Sand Cherry

Late bloomers; Brookred Plum, Pipestone Plum and Pembina Plum

 

Apricots are self-pollinating, only one tree is needed.

 

MALUS: Apples

Apples need a second tree of a different variety.

As long as the second tree is within 500 feet (150m), pollination should occur. Within city limits, most apple and pear trees will be pollinated by insects carrying pollen from the neighbours’ trees. Crabapples will pollinate an apple tree. However, the Spring Snow Flowering Crabapple is sterile and will not cross pollinate.

If your apple tree is not performing well, the following trouble shooting list may help you to determine why, there are many things that can effect pollination, cold weather during flower, being too old of a tree, biennially cycles, not enough bees.

 

PYRUS:  Pears 

Pears need a second tree of a different variety.

As long as the second tree is within 500 feet (150m), pollination should occur.

If your pear tree is not performing well, the following trouble shooting list may help you to determine why, there are many things that can effect pollination, cold weather during flower, being too old of a tree, biennially cycles, not enough bees.

VITIS: Grapes 

Grapes are self-pollinating.  Regular pruning is important for fruit production.

VACCINIUM: Blueberries

Blueberries are self-pollinating, multiple varieties may improve crop quality.

RIBES: Currants & Gooseberries

Currants and gooseberries are self-pollinating.

FRAGARIA, RUBUS, LYCIUM & AMELANCHIER: Strawberries, Raspberries, Goji Berries & Saskatoons

Strawberries, raspberries, goji berries and saskatoons are all self-pollinating.

ANTINIDIA: Kiwi Fruit

The 'Issai' variety is self pollinating.

Other kiwi varieties need both male and female plants to produce fruit.

You need at least one of each plant, but a male can cross-pollinate up to 8 females. Plants must be 2 to 3 years old before they will produce fruit.

LONICERA: Haskap

Haskaps require a second plant of a specific variety to pollinate.

 

HASKAP POLLINATION Aurora Berry Blue Blue Belle Borealis Cinderella Indigo Gem Polar Jewel Sugar Mountain Tundra
Aurora  X X
Berry Blue  X  X X X X X X X
Blue Belle  X X X
Borealis X X X
Cinderella X X X X
Indigo Gem X X X
Polar Jewel X X X X
Sugar Mountain X X X
Tundra X X

MORE INFORMATION

Magic Pollination - Bylands

Pollination - Bron & Sons