Can a pear tree pollinate an apple tree?

Online Answer
In general terms each species can only pollinate others of its own kind - apples will only pollinate other apples, pears will only pollinate pears, and so on. Amongst apples there is generally no distinction between crab apples, cider apples, and mainstream apples - they can all potentially cross-pollinate each other.
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  • Chop the apple and pear into finger-sized wedges, big enough for baby to grasp, with half sticking out the top of their hand.
  • Bring a pan of water to the boil and steam the pear fingers for 8 minutes.
  • Add the apple fingers and cook for a further 2 minutes until fruit has softened (but not collapsed).
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