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Couple of rookie questions about redlove era and fruit trees in general

Hi all. I'm in the process of planting a mini orchard in my back garden. I've just purchased a redlove era apple tree on a whim as I liked the look of it. I've also purchased some other apple trees which were somewhat better thought out  :D (discovery, fiesta, bramley and egremont russet) Can anyone that understands fruit pollination better than I do reassure me that my other trees will pollinate my relove. I can't seem to find any info re;what pollination group it's in as it's quite a new breed. I'd also be interested in what other people's thoughts on the taste of this or any of the other apples I chose. For the redlove I can't seem to find many commenting on its taste asides from marketing articles. Mostly though I just want reassurance that it is actually going to fruit with the other trees. Thanks 

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 71,805
    It’s not a variety I know but the breeders have  put this information online

    http://www.lubera.co.uk/plants/fruit-trees/apple-trees/autumn-apples/redlove-kohlhaas?c=520
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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 26,219
    Had to google this one.  One article on the Suttons website says it is easily pollinated by other apple trees - https://www.suttons.co.uk/Gardening/Fruit/Fruit-Trees/All-Fruit-Trees/Apple-E-RedloveEra_230535.htm#close - and another item assumes it's early to flower like most other red fruited apples.  Your Egremont Russet should do the trick - https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/pdfs/applepollinationgroups.pdf 
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  • janntimsonjanntimson Posts: 51
    edited November 2019
    Thanks. Yes I think I already saw that article but unless I'm  being daft it doesn't seem to state what pollination group it is in. I even asked the sellers this question and they haven't been able to respond. I'm just hoping that it's easy going and the other trees I'm planting or a neighbourhood tree will pollinate it. If not it seems that it has lovely blossom so it'll look pretty I guess and not out of place with my already planted prunus pink perfection. :) I think I'm going to be sick of apples in a couple of years with all the above whether it fruits or not anyway  :D
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 26,219
    Sometimes you have to work things out - "Though not self-fertile, it's easily pollinated by other apple trees, even up to 300m away." from the Suttons site added to "early to flower like most other red fruited apples" plus the RHS pollinators which indicates that Egremont Russet is compatible with pollinator groups 1, 2 and 3 and that covers the earlies.
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  • janntimsonjanntimson Posts: 51
    edited November 2019
    Yep it's probably fine. I'm not massively knowledgable about pollination but it seems most of the same type of fruit that's flowering times overlap will probably pollinate each other? If so I have the russet and the discovery and fiesta are both early flowering reds it seems so should be fine :-) 
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 6,990
    If by any chance it isn't pollinated satisfactorily by your other apple varieties, you could plant an ornamental crab apple as well.  They flower over quite a long period and are great pollinators of other apple trees.
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
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