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Pollination of Golden Delicious apple trees

Golden Delicious (Malus domestica)  is in flowering group 4. Golden Delicious is partially self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, but fruiting is likely to be better if there is a compatible partner of a different variety nearby.Choose another variety

Varieties that will pollinate Golden Delicious in our catalogue

  • Akane

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    Akane is an attractive early-season eating apple with a good pedigree and a sweet/sharp flavour.
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Early
    • Amere Nouvelle

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      Amere Nouvelle is a traditional French bittersweet cider apple.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Very late
      • Ananas Reinette

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        Ananas Reinette has small pretty yellow apples with a distinctive pineapple flavour.
        • Flowering group: 3
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Late
        • Antonovka 1.5 pound

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          Known by many different names, this is a sport variation of Antonovka, noted for its very large apples.
          • Flowering group: 3
          • Not self-fertile
          • Picking: Early
          • Ascahire

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            A large reliable cooking apple from northern France which is particularly good for juicing.
            • Flowering group: 3
            • Not self-fertile
            • Picking: Late
            • Baguette Violette

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              Baguette Violette is a traditional French late-season dessert apple.
              • Flowering group: 4
              • Not self-fertile
              • Picking: Late
              • Berner Rosen

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                Berner Rosen is an attractive dessert apple from Switzerland.
                • Flowering group: 3
                • Not self-fertile
                • Picking: Early
                • Binet Rouge

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                  Binet Rouge is a traditional French hard cider variety from the Pays d'Auge area of Normandy.
                  • Flowering group: 4
                  • Not self-fertile
                  • Picking: Very late
                  • Braeburnin stock

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                    Braeburn is one of the best-flavoured supermarket apple varieties.
                    • Flowering group: 4
                    • Self-fertile
                    • Picking: Very late
                    • Available rootstocks:
                    • M116
                  • Cabarette

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                    A traditional very-late season dessert apple, found in northern France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
                    • Flowering group: 4
                    • Not self-fertile
                    • Picking: Very late
                    • Colapuy

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                      A traditional late-season dessert apple from France with a good sweet / sharp balance.
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • Not self-fertile
                      • Picking: Very late
                      • Cox's Orange Pippin

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                        Cox is widely acknowledged as having the best flavour of any apple variety.
                        • Flowering group: 3
                        • Not self-fertile
                        • Picking: Mid
                        • Discoveryin stock

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                          Discovery is a popular early-season English apple variety, with a juicy sharp flavour.
                          • Flowering group: 3
                          • Not self-fertile
                          • Picking: Early
                          • Available rootstocks:
                          • M116
                        • Du Verger

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                          Du Verger is an old French bittersweet cider apple variety.
                          • Flowering group: 3
                          • Not self-fertile
                          • Picking: Very late
                          • Ellis Bitter

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                            Ellis Bitter is a traditional and popular English cider apple, producing a bittersweet juice.
                            • Flowering group: 5
                            • Not self-fertile
                            • Picking: Mid
                            • Evereste

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                              Malus Evereste is a popular traditional crab-apple with masses of white blossom, then red-yellow fruits.
                              • Flowering group: 3
                              • Self-fertile
                              • Picking: Late
                              • Frequin Rouge

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                                Frequin Rouge is one of the most important of the traditional French bittersharp cider varieties.
                                • Flowering group: 4
                                • Not self-fertile
                                • Picking: Mid
                                • Fujiin stock

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                                  Fuji is one of the most apple varieties in the world, renowned for its clean sweet flavour.
                                  • Flowering group: 3
                                  • Not self-fertile
                                  • Picking: Very late
                                  • Available rootstocks:
                                  • M9
                                  • Bittenfelder
                                • Golden Pippin

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                                  One of the oldest English apples, used for cooking and eating, with a fruity lemon-like flavour.
                                  • Flowering group: 3
                                  • Not self-fertile
                                  • Picking: Late
                                  • Harry Masters Jerseyin stock

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                                    Harry Masters Jersey is a traditional English cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.
                                    • Flowering group: 4
                                    • Not self-fertile
                                    • Picking: Very late
                                    • Available rootstocks:
                                    • M116
                                    • MM111
                                  • Honeycrisp

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                                    Honeycrisp is a very popular modern American cold-hardy disease-resistant apple, known for its crisp sweet flavour.
                                    • Flowering group: 4
                                    • Not self-fertile
                                    • Picking: Late
                                    • Jonathan

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                                      Jonathan is one of the best-flavoured American apple varieties, and a good choice for the home orchard.
                                      • Flowering group: 3
                                      • Partially self-fertile
                                      • Picking: Late
                                      • Kidd's Orange Red

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                                        Kidd's Orange Red is one of the best Cox-style apples, aromatic, sweet, and easy to grow.
                                        • Flowering group: 3
                                        • Not self-fertile
                                        • Picking: Late
                                        • Kingston Blackin stock

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                                          Kingston Black is one of the premier English cider varieties and produces a bittersharp juice.
                                          • Flowering group: 4
                                          • Not self-fertile
                                          • Picking: Very late
                                          • Available rootstocks:
                                          • M9
                                          • M116
                                          • MM111
                                          • Bittenfelder
                                        • Melrosein stock

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                                          Melrose is a Jonathan-style apple, with a sweet flavour and good storage life.
                                          • Flowering group: 3
                                          • Not self-fertile
                                          • Picking: Late
                                          • Available rootstocks:
                                          • MM111
                                        • Michelin

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                                          Michelin (or Normandie Blanc) is a traditional French cider apple variety producing a bittersweet juice.
                                          • Flowering group: 4
                                          • Partially self-fertile
                                          • Picking: Late
                                          • Monty's Surprise

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                                            A recent New Zealand apple variety which is noted for very high levels of anti-oxidant compounds.
                                            • Flowering group: 3
                                            • Not self-fertile
                                            • Picking: Late
                                            • Newtown Pippin

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                                              First discovered in the 18th century, Newtown Pippin is a versatile American apple with a good aromatic flavour.
                                              • Flowering group: 3
                                              • Not self-fertile
                                              • Picking: Late
                                              • Oksana

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                                                Oksana is a pretty red-flushed apple with a very sweet flavour.
                                                • Flowering group: 4
                                                • Not self-fertile
                                                • Picking: Very late
                                                • Peasgood's Nonsuchin stock

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                                                  Peasgood Nonsuch is a highly-regarded old-fashioned English cooking apple.
                                                  • Flowering group: 3
                                                  • Partially self-fertile
                                                  • Picking: Mid
                                                  • Available rootstocks:
                                                  • M9
                                                  • MM111
                                                • Red Devil

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                                                  Red Devil is a versatile English eating apple, and produces a sweet red-tinted juice.
                                                  • Flowering group: 3
                                                  • Self-fertile
                                                  • Picking: Mid
                                                  • Reine de Reinettesin stock

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                                                    A traditional French dual-purpose apple, which was also known in the Victorian England as King of the Pippins.
                                                    • Flowering group: 4
                                                    • Partially self-fertile
                                                    • Picking: Late
                                                    • Available rootstocks:
                                                    • MM111
                                                    • Bittenfelder
                                                  • Reinette Abry

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                                                    A traditional dual-purpose yellow/green apple from northern France.
                                                    • Flowering group: 3
                                                    • Not self-fertile
                                                    • Picking: Late
                                                    • Reinette Rouge Etoileein stock

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                                                      A popular traditional eating apple from the Low Countries.
                                                      • Flowering group: 4
                                                      • Not self-fertile
                                                      • Picking: Late
                                                      • Available rootstocks:
                                                      • MM111
                                                    • Saint Edmund's Russetin stock

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                                                      Saint Edmund's Russet is considered one of the best English russet apples.
                                                      • Flowering group: 3
                                                      • Partially self-fertile
                                                      • Picking: Mid
                                                      • Available rootstocks:
                                                      • MM111
                                                      • Bittenfelder
                                                    • Spartan

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                                                      Spartan is a McIntosh style apple, easy to grow, crunchy, with a sweet delicate wine-like flavour.
                                                      • Flowering group: 3
                                                      • Partially self-fertile
                                                      • Picking: Late
                                                      • Yarlington Mill

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                                                        Yarlington Mill is a traditional English cider apple variety producing a bittersweet juice.
                                                        • Flowering group: 5
                                                        • Not self-fertile
                                                        • Picking: Very late