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george moore asked 13 years ago

hi gerry i have just planted an apple ‘Elstar’ and pear ‘Conference’. There are no other flowering trees or shrubs in my garden yet its a new house ..do i need to plant something to cross-pollinate them?

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Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Ideally, they both should have a pollinator, another apple and pear variety, not just a different tree, and ‘Conference’ can set fruit without pollination , but is better pollinated.

 But if there are other houses within a few hundred metres, there is a good chance that some of them will have other apple and pear trees and bees will carry the pollen. 

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