To grow your own apple tree, find a variety that suits your needs – whether you want cooking apples or eating apples. When choosing, you’ll need to consider pollination. Many trees need a pollination partner to produce fruit, so will need another variety from the same or neighbouring flowering group.
However, there are some self-pollinating varieties such as ‘Cox’s Orange Pippin’. This variety will produce fruit on its own, but pairing with an apple from group 3/flowering late season will result in a bigger and better crop. The harvests have a rich and aromatic flavour, delicious.