How Long Does It Take For An Apple Tree To Bear Fruit?

Every gardener needs to find out how long does it take for an apple tree to bear fruit before they can plant their own.

Facts About An Apple Tree And How They Bear Fruit

Appletree is known as a hardy tree, and it grows best in hardiness zones 3 to 5.  

The apple tree (Malus Domestica) begins to produce fruits 2-10 years after planting.  This depends on the variety of the tree, and whether it was grown from seed or rootstock.

How Long Does It Take For An Apple Tree To Bear Fruit?

A dwarf tree takes 2 to 3 years after planting to produce fruits.

Dwarf Rootstock

This type starts producing fruit 2 to 4 years after transplanting in a garden.  It requires pruning to keep it at least less than 22 feet tall.

Semi-Dwarf Rootstock

This type begins to produce fruit 4 to 6 years after planting.  The rootstock may be MM.11 or P.18 and it produces a large tree of about 30 feet tall with a wide canopy. 

Standard Rootstock

Apple trees are grown directly from seed take between 6 to 10 years to bear fruit. 

Grown from Seed

As we mentioned earlier in this article, apple trees take commitment because they need a lot of care.  Below we break down the care into each month to help you do the right thing at the right time. This care is for both existing and new trees.

Growing And Caring For The Apple Tree In Order To Bear Fruit

March.  This is the best month to prune the existing trees right after the cold months have passed ...

Apples are pollinated by bees and flies transferring pollen from flowers of one apple tree to another.  You do not need to plant many trees to enjoy fresh apples.  Instead, two apple trees will be more than enough for your family to enjoy and share.