Fruit tree planting – how long till you get fruit. 10/15/19

I was asked recently how long does it take a tree to fruit once planted. And this came into my email:
Fruit Trees: Years to Fruit from Stark Brothers Nursery – they ship all over.
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 Type Years to Fruit
Apple Trees
2-5 years
Apricot Trees
2-5 years
Banana Plants
2-3 years
Cherry Trees (sour)
3-5 years
Cherry Trees (sweet)
4-7 years
Citrus Trees
1-2 years
Fig Trees
1-2 years
Mulberry Trees
2-3 years
Nectarine Trees
2-4 years
Olive Trees
2-3 years
Pawpaw Trees
5-7 years
Peach Trees
2-4 years
Pear Trees
4-6 years
Persimmon Trees
3-4 years
Plum Trees
3-6 years
Pomegranate Trees
2-3 years
Well what do you think? Are the time-frames about what you expected? Longer? Shorter? You will find that fruit trees like apples, apricots, nectarines, 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.
Shop All Fruit Trees »
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Stark Brothers Nursery
PO BOX 1800
Louisiana, MO 63353
I like Stark Bros products btw and would recommend them if you are building a food forest or orchard, or just a back yard fruit tree. I would say that you need to research well the needs of any tree you plant though to make sure the soil, climate, and environment as well as enough space is available to the tree. It’s an investment in the future and it should be right. I planted stone fruit in my food forest only to find out they take 9 kinds of spray to produce in my area. Now I have to cut them down and replace them after 7 years. So, do your research.
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3 Responses to Fruit tree planting – how long till you get fruit. 10/15/19

  1. Justmann Jenni says:

    Another good resource, and full of helpful growing info is Edible Landscaping in Virginia.

    Thanks for your great newsletters. I am interested at some point in having you come and walk our land in Blairsville as we briefly discussed. However in the last month, I’ve had surgery and a five day hospital stay and my hubby lost his job. So, kinda crazy right now…..


    • didirks says:

      Hi Jenny, Glady ou liked the information, and thanks for the other site. I’ll check it out.
      Yes, I would like to come see your land in Blairsville. I’m about to have surgery myself so it will have to be after I recover from that. I hope you are recovering well from your surgery. I just made up a new batch of my after-surgery herbal ointment for myself and a client which might help you. It’s good for skin healing, deep healing, pain and swelling, joints, and cell regeneration. It was originally formulated for my Chiropractor after he had shoulder surgery. If you are interested, it’s 1.2 oz. $18, all herbs from my organic garden, many essential oils as well. My client swears by it and uses it for her arthritic elbows and wrists as well as wounds etc.
      I’m sorry to hear your husband lost his job. I understand about crazy times. My thoughts are with you and him, and wishing for you both he gets an ever better job, more pay, better conditions, and more interesting! Always aim high. And get back to me when you are ready. Hopefully it will be a quick recovery for me – it’s out patient surgery. Best wishes!

  2. Amy Lammers says:

    Very interesting! Amy

    Sent from my iPhone


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