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-Smaller Fruit Pollination Guide


Honeyberries are extremely cold hardy berries that grow in a wide range of soil types. Typically two or more different varieties are needed in proximity to cross pollinate for fruit production.


Blueberries are somewhat self fertile, but yields per plant will be greatly increased with the presence of multiple other varieties in the same vicinity.
Raspberries will cross pollinate within the same variety with no problem. Having bees in the area to do the work can help with higher yields. Some pollination can be done by wind, but it is estimated 90% of pollination is done by bees.
Strawberries are self fertile. They rely on the wind, bugs, and bees to cross pollinate between each flower.
Jostaberries are self fertile and will produce fruit on their own without the need of other plants for cross pollination.
Cherry bushes are typically self pollinating but will have bigger yields if other cherry bushes are in the same vicinity.


Early Gold Pear



  • Height: 25-35′
  • Spread: 18-24′
  • Shape:
  • Foliage: Glossy green
  • Fall Foliage:
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Zone: 2-7
  • Use ‘Ure’ for pollination. Selected by Dr. Wilbert Ronald at Jeffries Nurseries Ltd. in Canada.

Chestnut Crab


University of MN, 1946. Originated in 1946 as an open-pollinated seedling of ‘Malinda’. Pleasant nut-like flavor. Large crabapple (2″ diameter). Outstanding flavor and good texture for fresh eating. Medium storage life. Hardy.