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.
Apricots are typically self pollinating, but in colder climates apricots produce more fruit by having another variety in proximity.
We sell the Brookcot and Wescot Apricot varieties, as they are zone 3 and hardy for northern Minnesota
Our Cherry trees are self pollinating trees. They can be planted alone and will self pollinate and bear fruit. Make sure to check the USDA zone map on the main page to find out which zone will safely grow in your area.
Plum trees need another plum tree of a different variety nearby for the best fruit production. Having more varieties can increase cross pollination as there are more plum flowers blooming for a longer duration. All of our plum trees for sale will cross pollinate each other.
Pear trees do need a second pollinator tree (must be of the pear family) to produce fruit. Having 2 of the same variety does not help as they are the same genetics and it will not allow cross pollination.
Apple trees require a second apple tree of a different variety for cross pollination. Also, pairing two apple tree varieties that bloom at the same time will maximize your cross pollination and yield better fruit production. Here we list our apple trees into three blooming times, Early season, Mid Season, and Late season bloom. For example if you wanted to Honeycrisp apple tree, it blooms Mid Season, so you would then pick from the others in that group. Make sure to check the USDA hardiness map to see what zone you can plant. If you have any questions, call us or email us.
***This is a general estimate for when apple trees bloom, it is meant to be a guide and not set in stone, as mother nature is in charge. Most trees have a long enough bloom time to pollinate the other trees in each category.
Early Blooming Apple Trees:
State Fair Apple
Gravenstein (sold out 2017)
Mid Season Blooming
Late Season Blooming
Haralred- (sold out 2017)