planting honey crisp apple trees

Asked June 19, 2018, 8:11 PM EDT

If you plant 2 honey crisp apple trees close to one another, with no other apple trees close around, will the trees produce fruit?

Stearns County Minnesota

1 Response

No, they are not self fertile; they need another variety to produce fruit. You must have another type of apple tree within 500 feet. Some kinds of apple trees that also bloom mid-season and will pollinate your Honeycrisp are Cortland, Regent, Red Haralson, Red Delicious, Haralred, Gala (blooms early to mid-season), Honeygold, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Fireside, and Sweet Sixteen. Not all are hardy everywhere in Minnesota so be sure your selection is hardy in your growlng zone. Also see the following website for more information on growing apples: http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/fruit/apples-in-home-garden/