I have space in my garden for an apple tree but I am told that one is no good as it will need a pollinator beside it. Is this essential?
Ask Gerry: How to grow: Fruit: Apples
If you live in an urban area, there will be plenty of apple trees, fruiting kind or flowering kind, that will be available to pollinate your tree. It is perfectly possible to plant just one tree in these circumstances and a good variety to use would be 'Discovery', a lovely red apple that ripens in late August.