Apple pollination

Asked February 22, 2013, 12:05 PM EST

Hi, if my GoldRush apple variety is pollinated via a crabapple, does it affect the fruit?

Hickman County Tennessee

1 Response

In a nutshell no. The fruit has the genetic identity of the plant it is growing on. Seeds planted, however, from the fruit would not result in Goldrush fruit being produced on the resulting apple tree -- make sense?