How Soon Do Apple Trees Produce Fruit?

This depends on the weather. Some apple trees can produce fruit as early as one year old, but it’s more likely at around the fifth year.

Apple trees may function differently depending on how they are grown. In colder regions of North America, berry fruits require a shorter annual period of warmth to allow flowering and fruiting, so if an orchard uses a longer winter dormancy period this will delay orchard maturation. In areas with milder winters such as California many varieties of apples flower and produce fruit two years after planting- nevertheless some growers believe that these varieties require three years for optimal production of high quality fruit crops…

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