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