Crabapple and apple cross pollination

Asked April 26, 2018, 10:24 AM EDT

I have crab apple trees planted among various apple trees. I was told they will cross pollinate and cause poor fruit on my apple trees. Is this true?

Mille Lacs County Minnesota apple trees cross pollination crabapple trees horticulture

1 Response

Apples require cross pollination to produce fruit and crabapple trees often provide this. You should not see lower production based on this.