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Old 28-07-2010, 01:12 PM posted to uk.rec.gardening
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Hello,

I plan to put a fruit tree, either an apple tree or a plum tree, in my
front garden. I only have room for one. so it needs to be self-pollinating.
Does anyone know which are the best self-pollinators, apples or plums ?

Thanks

KK

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Old 28-07-2010, 01:26 PM posted to uk.rec.gardening
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On Wed, 28 Jul 2010 13:12:05 +0100, "dido22"
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Hello,

I plan to put a fruit tree, either an apple tree or a plum tree, in my
front garden. I only have room for one. so it needs to be self-pollinating.
Does anyone know which are the best self-pollinators, apples or plums ?

Thanks

KK


Can't you buy your neighbours a present of one too if there's one you
like that isn't self-pollinatiing? :-/

What do you prefer eating (And bear in mind plum makes jam too)
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Old 28-07-2010, 06:55 PM posted to uk.rec.gardening
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On 28 July, 13:12, "dido22" wrote:
Hello,

I plan to put a fruit tree, either an apple tree or a plum tree, *in my
front garden. I only have room for one. so it needs to be self-pollinating.
Does anyone know which are the best self-pollinators, apples or plums ?

Thanks

KK


Victoria plums. Traditional, self pollinating and scrumptious.
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Old 28-07-2010, 08:56 PM
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Hello,

I plan to put a fruit tree, either an apple tree or a plum tree, in my
front garden. I only have room for one. so it needs to be self-pollinating.
Does anyone know which are the best self-pollinators, apples or plums ?

Thanks

KK
Apples don't self pollinate, but you can buy "family trees" which are two or three compatible varieties on one rootstock. Check that you actually like all three varieties. The variety of tastes among apples is hugely greater than the variety of tastes in the apples sold in supermarkets. Though it probably doesn't matter, as there's only a few varieties used on family trees.
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Old 28-07-2010, 10:43 PM posted to uk.rec.gardening
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harry wrote:
On 28 July, 13:12, "dido22" wrote:
Hello,

I plan to put a fruit tree, either an apple tree or a plum tree, in my
front garden. I only have room for one. so it needs to be self-pollinating.
Does anyone know which are the best self-pollinators, apples or plums ?

Thanks

KK


Victoria plums. Traditional, self pollinating and scrumptious.

Seconded - but unless you have a very large front garden, go to a
specialist to get the tree on the correct rootstock - I have a fan
trained Victoria on a dwarfing rootstock but I still have to work to
keep it in check. About 25lbs last year and it looks like similar this
year from a 10 year old tree.

Malcolm
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Old 29-07-2010, 12:09 PM posted to uk.rec.gardening
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Default self-pollinating fruit trees ---- Thanks, this was very helpful

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KK
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On 28 July, 13:12, "dido22" wrote:
Hello,

I plan to put a fruit tree, either an apple tree or a plum tree, in my
front garden. I only have room for one. so it needs to be
self-pollinating.
Does anyone know which are the best self-pollinators, apples or plums ?

Thanks

KK


Victoria plums. Traditional, self pollinating and scrumptious.

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[quote=dido22;895618]Hello,

I plan to put a fruit tree, either an apple tree or a plum tree, in my
front garden. I only have room for one. so it needs to be self-pollinating.
Does anyone know which are the best self-pollinators, apples or plums ?/QUOTE]
It depends what is in your neighbours' gardens! People who reckon their tree is wonderfully self-fertile might have a secret friend.

This commercial nursery website has a lot of information on pollination requirements. Keepers Nursery - possibly the largest range of fruit trees and soft fruit plants in the world Click catalogue, then click advanced search for apple or plum, and you can then search for self-fertile varieties. They show about 20-odd self-fertile apple varieties in their catalogue, rather more plums.
 




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