Host Richard Hentschel continues a discussion on growing dwarf fruit trees in the home landscape. Most apples are self- unfruitful, meaning there needs to be a different variety of apple tree available for good cross pollination. Fruit tree catalogs will provide a list of other apples that could be used as a pollinator. An ornamental flowering crabapple will pollenate an apple tree if in bloom at the same time.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.