Is apple tree pollinated by wind or insect?

2 Answers

  • 7 years ago
    Best Answer

    Insect, primarily bees.

    If the tree is small enough and easy enough to access, you can hand pollinate with a feather. Just make sure to jiggle the feather to mimic the vibration of insect wings (this helps dislodge pollen and set it when you pollinate.)

  • 7 years ago

    Mostly bees are responsible for pollination of the apple tree flowers. Commercial bee keepers rent their hives to orchards to insure good pollination. Many of our food crops also depend upon bees so when the colony collapse disease started killing off hundreds of bee colonies, there was great concern about food shortages.

    Source(s): Botanist
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