Thompson & Morgan
The Woodland Trust Jubilee Woods Project in assocation with Thompson & Morgan

Fruit Tree pollination


Pollination is the process of pollen coming from a same species tree being physically added to the flowers of your tree by bees and other insects, to start the fruit growing process.

Some fruit trees are self-fertile or partially self-fertile - they do not require pollen from another tree to produce fruit - however they will carry larger crops when pollinated.

Trees that can pollinate one another are grouped according to the time they flower and produce pollen - cross pollinators are in bloom at the same time. Please note that fruit trees in neighbouring gardens will also suffice as pollinators.

Listed below are some pollination suggestions for trees within the Jubilee Woods range:


  • Pollinators for Apple Braeburn:

    • Crab Apple Red Sentinel
    • James Grieve
    • Cox’s Orange Pippin
  • Pollinators for Apple James Grieve:

    • Crab Apple Red Sentinel
    • Apple Braeburn
    • Cox’s Orange Pippin
  • Pollinators for Apple Bramley - 2 different varieties from the following:

    • Crab Apple Red Sentinel
    • Apple Braeburn
    • Apple James Grieve
    • Cox’s Orange Pippin
  • Pollinators for Apple Cox’s Orange Pippin:

    • Crab Apple Red Sentinel
    • Apple James Grieve
    • Apple Braeburn
  • Pollinators for Apple Isaac Newton:

    • Crab Apple Red Sentinel
  • Pollinators for Pear Concorde:

    • Pear Williams Beurre Hardy
  • Pollinators for Pear Conference:

    • Pear Williams Beurre Hardy
    • Pear Concorde
  • Pollinators for Pear Williams Beurre Hardy:

    • Pear Concorde
    • Pear Conference
  • Pollinators for Cherry Regina:

    • Cherry Sunburst