If you ever wanted to know about apple tree pollination, then, whoo, is this the infographic for you. First of all, I had no idea there were so many different types of apples. My grocery store is really slacking. But I digress…
Apple Pollination Chart
This section, in grid form, lets you know which apples are able to pollinate which apples. You start by selecting a variety of apple from the left side, and you check to the right to see which other types of apples it can pollinate. If there is nothing in the box, it can pollinate. If there is a square in the box, it cannot. Some apples are not able to pollinate. See, apple trees can serve as pollinators, so that if you want to plant a sterile (non-pollinating) tree, you have to plant a pollinating tree along with it, so that it will bear fruit. Didn’t know that, did you?
Compatible Apple Varieties
This section tells you about the compatible apple varieties.
Top Pollen Sources
This section tells you about the types of apples that produce the most amount of pollen. The 4 in 1 apple is up there. The Gala, Granny Smith, McIntosh, and Pink Lady are all next. Apples like the Gravenstein (never heard of it) are at a 0 for pollen sources.
Fruit Producing Season
This pie chart tells us which seasons to plant each type of apple. Early summer is for Gravensteins, while late summer is best for the 4 in 1 and McIntosh.
Notes and Information
This bulleted list gives some more information about apple pollination. For instance, did you know that crab apple trees can be used as pollinators for certain types of apple trees? And we thought those trees were useless. It also explains that bit about using pollinator trees for those trees that don’t pollinate. Apple-growing is, apparently, a lot more complicated than we realized.
Very straightforward and clean. Informative.
No way did I know all that about apple trees.