Plants

self-fertile fruit trees

 

Self-fertile or self-pollinating fruit trees are those recommended for small spaces of land where there are no other species from which the trees can pollinate. This is so because self-fertile fruit trees are capable of fertilizing their flowers with their own pollen, without the help of other plants and flowers.

Types of fruit trees based on the pollination process

To go into pollination a bit, we will clarify that most fruit trees need to be pollinated through pollen from other trees of the same or compatible species.

However, there are also fruit trees that do not need this collective pollination to develop fruits, such as banana , fig , kiwi or citrus (they are parthenocarpic trees ). And on the other hand, there are the fruit trees that do need pollination but do not need other trees around them because they are enough by themselves to be able to carry out this process. They are the self-fertile fruit trees and they are the ones we will talk about next.

self-fertile fruit trees

Despite the previous clarifications, we must affirm that a group of fruit trees planted in the same area will always be better for them to pollinate each other (despite being self-fertile) than a single self-fertile tree.

In the event that you go to the nursery to buy a self-fertile fruit tree and you do not have any, you should know that in your choice of a standard fruit tree you must take into account the trees compatible with the pollination of the specimen you are buying, since it is essential for a good pollination process to take place .

In addition, there are trees that are considered species or specimens that universally pollinate any other species. These trees are the most recommended to plant near our fruit trees, whether they are self-fertile or not.

 

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Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

Robert Asprin

Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

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