what apple do i need to pollinate my brae burn?

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  • 8 years ago
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    They are self-pollinators, so you don't necessarily need another tree.They are, however, more reliable if there is a another pollinator which flowers at the same time. Braeburn are in group 4 for flowering season and can be pollinated by groups 3,4 and 5.

    Edit. When I first answered, I assumed that you wanted to plant another apple but, as Avalon correctly says, if there are apple trees nearby which flower at the same time, you don't need to plant another. I assure you that my info may be long-winded, but it is correct, despite the strange thumb down. Very competitive on here!

    Flowering Group 3


    ‘Alexander’ (syn. ‘Emperor Alexander’)

    ‘Allington Pippin’

    ‘Arthur Turner’ AGM

    ‘Barnack Orange’

    ‘Baumann's Reinette’

    ‘Belle de Boskoop’ AGM (triploid)

    ‘Belle de Pontoise’

    ‘Blenheim Orange’ AGM (triploid, partial tip bearer)


    ‘Bowden's Seedling’

    ‘Bramley's Seedling’ AGM (triploid, partial tip bearer)

    ‘Brownlees Russett’

    ‘Charles Ross’ AGM

    ‘Cox's Orange Pippin’ */**

    ‘Crispin’ (syn. ‘Mutsu’) (triploid) ***

    ‘Delbarestivale’ AGM (syn. ‘Delcorf’)

    ‘Discovery’ AGM

    ‘Duchess’s Favourite’

    ‘Elstar’ AGM

    ‘Emneth Early’ AGM (syn. ‘Early Victoria’)

    ‘Epicure’ AGM (syn. ‘Laxton’s Epicure’) (partial tip bearer)

    ‘Exeter Cross’


    ‘Falstaff’ AGM

    ‘Feltham Beauty’

    ‘Fiesta’ AGM

    ‘Fortune’ AGM (syn. ‘Laxton’s Epicure’)


    ‘Granny Smith’

    ‘Greensleeves’ AGM

    ‘Grenadier’ AGM

    ‘Hambling's Seedling’

    ‘Holstein’ (triploid) **

    ‘Hormead Pearmain’

    ‘James Grieve’ AGM


    ‘John Standish’

    ‘Jonagold’ AGM (triploid)


    ‘Jupiter’ AGM (triploid)

    ‘Karmijn de Sonnaville’ (triploid)

    ‘Katy’ (syn. ‘Katja’)

    ‘Kidd's Orange Red’ AGM *

    ‘King of Tompkins County’ (triploid)

    ‘King Russett’ AGM

    ‘Lane's Prince Albert ‘AGM

    ‘Langley Pippin’ (partial tip bearer)

    ‘Loddington’ (syn. ‘Stone's’)

    ‘Lord Grosvenor’

    ‘Lord Hindlip’

    ‘Malling Kent’

    ‘Mère de Ménage’

    ‘Merton Knave’

    ‘Merton Prolific’

    ‘Merton Russet’

    ‘Merton Worcester’ (partial tip bearer)

    ‘Miller's Seedling’

    ‘Mutsu’ (syn. ‘Crispin’) (Triploid) ***

    ‘New Hawthornden’

    ‘Norfolk Royal Russet’


    ‘Peasgood's Nonsuch’ AGM


    ‘Polka’ (syn. ‘Trajan’)


    ‘Red Devil’

    ‘Red Victoria’


    ‘Reinette du Canada’ (triploid)


    ‘Rosemary Russet’ AGM


    ‘Saint Cecilia’

    ‘Saint Everard’


    ‘Scotch Dumpling’



    ‘Stirling Castle’

    ‘Sturmer Pippin’

    ‘S.T. Wright’

    ‘Sunset’ AGM

    ‘Taunton Cross’

    ‘Tom Putt’

    ‘Tydeman's Early Worcester’ (tip bearer)


    ‘Waltz’ (syn. ‘Telamon’)


    ‘Winter Gem’

    ‘Worcester Pearmain’ AGM (tip bearer)

    ‘Wyken Pippin’

    Flowering Group 4

    Pollinated by groups 3, 4 & 5

    ‘Annie Elizabeth’

    ‘Ashmead's Kernel’ AGM

    ‘Autumn Pearmain’

    ‘Barnack Beauty’


    ‘Chivers Delight’

    ‘Claygate Pearmain’ AGM

    ‘Cornish Aromatic’

    ‘Cornish Gillyflower’ (tip bearer)

    ‘Cox's Pomona’

    ‘D'Arcy Spice’


    ‘Duke of Devonshire’

    ‘Dumelow's Seedling’ AGM (syn. ‘Dummellor’s Seedling’ & ‘Wellington’)

    ‘Ellison's Orange’ AGM



    ‘George Carpenter’

    ‘Gladstone’ (tip-bearer)

    ‘Gloster ‘69’

    ‘Golden Delicious’ AGM ***

    ‘Golden Noble’ AGM


    ‘Herring's Pippin’

    ‘Howgate Wonder’

    ‘Ingrid Marie’



    ‘King's Acre Pippin’

    ‘Lady Henniker’

    ‘Lady Sudeley’ (tip bearer)

    ‘Laxton’s Superb’

    ‘Laxton's Pearmain’

    ‘Lord Burghley’

    ‘Lord Derby’

    ‘Mannington's Pearmain’

    ‘Merton Joy’


    ‘Orleans Reinette’


    ‘Sir John Thornycroft’

    ‘Tydeman's Late Orange’

    ‘Winston’ AGM

    ‘WooIbrook Russet’

    ‘Yellow Newtown Pippin’ (syn. ‘Newtown Pippin’)

    Flowering Group 5


    ‘Frogmore Prolific’

    ‘Gascoyne's Scarlet’ (triploid)

    ‘Heusgen's Golden Reinette’

    ‘King of the Pippins’ AGM

    ‘Merton Beauty’

    ‘Mother’ AGM (syn. ‘American Mother’)

    ‘Newton Wonder’

    ‘Northern Spy’

    ‘Reinette Rouge Etoilée’

    ‘Royal Jubilee’

    ‘Suntan’ AGM (triploid) **

    ‘William Crump’

    ‘Woolbrook Pippin’

  • Avalon
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Brae burn apple trees are self fertile and don't need a pollination partner to bear fruit. It will, however, bear more fruit if there is a compatible partner in the vicinity but this does not necessarily have to be in your garden - it could be in a neighbouring garden as the cross pollination is carried out by bees. The other tree does need to flower at the same time. There is a long list of apple trees which act as pollination partners for Braeburn at www.orangepippintrees.co.uk

    Crab apples also make excellent cross pollinators for almost any apple variety as they produce pollen over a long period and are compatible with most apple varieties. If there's one in a nearby hedge you don't need to get another pollinator unless you want to and there are loads to chose from.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    Brae burn apples are grown in this country (England) only France and New Zealand. Something to do with the soil I believe. Look at the labels in the market.

  • 8 years ago

    Any apple, or for that matter crab-apple, that blossoms at the same time. Not strictly necessary but it does increase the yield.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Golden delicious or any other variety that blooms at the same time.

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