Fruit Trees: Years to Fruit

Does it really take as long as you think before you are harvesting homegrown fruit? Find out how many years it takes your fruit trees to bear fruit.

There's an old proverb that says, "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." In a culture that is largely inundated with instant gratification, the natural process of growing fruit trees may seem like an eternity. It's not uncommon for people to list time as one of their top reasons for not growing food — time that has less to do with planting and more to do with waiting; however, any gardener will remind you that anything worth doing is worth waiting for. So, on average, how long is it before you should expect to see fruit from your newly planted trees? Take a look.

Stark Bro's Fruit Trees – Years to Fruit

Stark Bro's Trees are 1-2 years old when shipped. "Years to Fruit" begins counting after the trees are transplanted into your growing space.

Fruit Tree TypeYears to Fruit
Apple Trees2-5 years
Apricot Trees2-5 years
Banana Plants2-3 years
Cherry Trees (sour)3-5 years
Cherry Trees (sweet)      4-7 years
Citrus Trees1-2 years
Fig Trees1-2 years
Mulberry Trees2-3 years
Nectarine Trees2-4 years
Olive Trees2-3 years
Pawpaw Trees5-7 years
Peach Trees2-4 years
Pear Trees4-6 years
Persimmon Trees3-4 years
Plum Trees3-6 years
Pomegranate Trees2-3 years

Well what do you think? Are the time-frames about what you expected? Longer? Shorter? You will find that fruit trees like applesapricotsnectarines, and peaches are the most viable solutions for short-term home owners — increasing property value — and a treat to leave for the next occupants! Those who can grow citrus trees comfortably, well, you've got it good — fresh-squeezed orange juice in the morning and lemonade in the summer!

For colder-zoned folks, citrus trees can be grown in containers and brought inside over the winter, should we want to try our hand at growing these tasty fruits. Hitting the top of the waiting list are sweet cherries and pawpaws. These edibles require a longer-term commitment, so it's best to get these started right away so that you can enjoy the edibles you love as soon as possible! While they're growing, these trees make for some beautiful landscape additions.


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