How Many Years Does it Take for an Apple Tree to Produce Fruit?

Different varieties of dwarf apple trees begin producing apples between 2 to 4 years of age. Semi-dwarfing apple trees bear first fruits at 4 to 5 years, and traditional apple trees 6 to 7 years. Add another 1 to 2 years to each of these ages to calculate when the trees will begin to bear apples at their full capacity.

Keywords: apple trees, bear fruit, dwarf apple trees

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Melissa Jordan-Reilly has been a writer for 20 years, both as a newspaper reporter and as an editor of nonprofit newsletters. Among the publications in which she has published are, "The Winsted Journal," "Taconic" and "Compass Magazine." A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Jordan-Reilly also pursues sustainable agriculture techniques and tends a market garden at her Northwestern Connecticut home.