If there aren't any local trees to cross-pollinate with yours, you do need a self-fertilising
one, such as Laxton's Superb, a century-old variety.
IF you only have space for one tree choose a self-fertilising
variety, which can produce fruit without pollination by another tree.
A good, self-fertilising
pear is Conference, but apples require two different varieties for pollination.
Is this because it is alone and not self-fertilising
? If that is so, will I have to buy another?
Q I BOUGHT a self-fertilising
Stella cherry tree five years ago.