Self Fertile Apples

While answering questions about rootstock at the HOS Spring Event, several people asked if they could have but one apple tree. I thought I knew of a few apple trees that were self-fertile. So I went to the literature and much to my surprise, I found that there are more than a “few” self-fertile apples. The self-fertile varieties will set fruit but another variety will cause more fruit to set.

Self-Fertile & Partially Self Fertile Apple Varieties

Varieties marked with a * are only partially self fertile. If you want only one apple tree, do not selected a variety marked with a * as you will get better fruit set.

  • Acklam Russet
  • Advance (Laxtons)*
  • Allington Pippin*
  • Anna
  • Annie Elizabeth*
  • Arthur Turner*
  • Astrachan Crab
  • Baukro*
  • Belrene*
  • Beverly Hills*
  • Bismarck*
  • Braeburn
  • Braeburn Hillwell
  • Beakwells Seedling (Cider)
  • Brownlees Russet
  • Brown Snout
  • Buckley Giant
  • Charles Ross*
  • Chehalis
  • Christmas Pearmain
  • Cortland*
  • Cox, Self Fertile
  • Court Pendue Plat
  • Crawley Beauth
  • Cybele® delrouval -Self Fertile Dabinett
  • Devonshire Quarrenden*
  • Dorsett Golden
  • Earligold
  • Early Victoria (Enmeth Early)*
  • Eddie April
  • Egremont Russet*
  • Ein Sheimer, some say Partially Self Fertile
  • Ellisons Orange*
  • Emneth Early (Early Victoria)*
  • Empire*
  • Epicure*
  • Exquisite
  • Falstaff*
  • Falstaff, Red*
  • Fiesta*
  • Fortune*
  • Fiji*
  • Gala*
  • George Cave
  • Gladstone*
  • Golster
  • Golden Delicious
  • Golden Spire
  • Gordon
  • Granny Smith
  • Granny Smith, Greenspur
  • Greensleeves*
  • Grenadier*
  • Grimes Golden
  • Herefordshire Russet*
  • Howgate Wonder*
  • James Grieve*
  • Jonared
  • Jonathan*
  • Keswick Codlin*
  • King*
  • King of the Pippins*
  • King Russet*
  • Kingston Black (Cider)*
  • Lady Lambourne*
  • Lady Sudeley*
  • Lanes Prince Albert*
  • Laxtons Superb*
  • Lired (Roosje)*
  • Lord Derby*
  • Lord Lambourne*
  • Marston Scarlet*
  • Maxton*
  • Michelin (Cider)
  • Millers Seedling*
  • Monarch*
  • Mother (American)*
  • Newtown Pippin*
  • Newton Wonder*
  • Northern Spy*
  • Opal*
  • Orleans Reinette*
  • Peasgoods Nonsuch*
  • Pettingill Apple
  • Pine Apple Russet of Devon
  • Red Devil
  • Red Falstaff*
  • Red McIntosh
  • Red Rome
  • Red Spy*
  • Red Windsor (Red Alkmene)
  • Redsleeves
  • Reine des Reinettes Rouge*
  • Reverend Morgan
  • Reverend W Wilks*
  • Rival*
  • Rosamund*
  • Rote Golodparmane*
  • Royal Jubilee
  • Saint Edmunds Pippin*
  • Saint Averred
  • Saturn
  • Scrumptious
  • Sierra Beauty
  • Snow Fameuse
  • Spartan
  • Spitzenburg*
  • St Edmunds Pippin*
  • St Everard
  • Sterling Castle*
  • Stoke Red (cider)*
  • Strummer Pippin*
  • Summer Rambo
  • Sunset
  • Superb (Laxtons Superb)*
  • Sweet Coppin (Cider)
  • Tydemans Early Worcester*
  • Wagener*
  • White Transparent*
  • Winston
  • Wolf River
  • Worcester Pearmain*
  • Yarlington Mill (Cider)*
  • Yellow Delicious
  • Yellow Transparent*

References

Apples – Edible Landscaping
http://www.eat-it.com/Plants/apples.html

Crawford, Martin, Directory of Apple Cultivars, 1994 Agroforestry Research Trust

Growing Cider Apples
http://www.agric.nsw.gov.au/reader/pome-fruits/13895

Pacific Groves
http://www.pacificgroves.com/explore/fruit_trees_v.html