When will my trees bear fruit?
The following estimates tend to hold true for our fruit trees:
- Apples: 2-4 years
- Apricots: 5-7 years
- Peaches: 2-4 years
- Pears: 5-7 years
- Plums: 5-7 years
- Quince: 3-4 years
- Sour Cherries: 4-5 years
- Sweet Cherries: 4-7 years
Multiple factors can impact when a tree will start bearing fruit such as:
- Rootstock: Trees grafted onto dwarf rootstock will bear fruit the soonest and trees grafted onto full-size rootstock will take the longest to bear fruit
- Precocity: The age at which a tree will bear fruit varies between varieties. Precocious varieties are ones that will start bearing sooner.
- Growing conditions: The conditions in which the tree is raised and the care it receives will also affect fruiting time