According to New Mexico State University, an apple tree should bear fruit within three to five years of planting. If a tree is not healthy, has not been pollinated, or does not have adequate sunlight, it may not produce fruit.
About this Author
Lindsay Champion’s writing has been published in Time Out New York, The New York Press, McSweeney’s, Fray Quarterly and SMITH Magazine. She has written hundreds of health and fitness articles for numerous internet publications. Champion earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied writing.