Semi-dwarf apple trees produce fruit more quickly than standard apple trees. These trees will produce fruit within 3 to 4 years after being planted as opposed to a standard apple tree taking from 4 to 8 years to bear fruit. Once a semi-dwarf tree has reached maturity, it normally produces fruit from midsummer through late fall.
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