Fruit trees - Knowledgebase Question

Lebanon, Oh
Question by desireemcqui
April 22, 2010
I want to buy a fruit tree and was wondering how long it takes before it starts developing fruit?


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Answer from NGA
April 22, 2010

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It usually takes about 3 years for a fruit tree to be mature enough to produce fruit. Try to purchase a tree that's in flower. That indicates it's old enough to develop fruit. It won't this year but it should next year. One word of caution - many fruit trees need a second, different variety for cross pollination in order to produce fruit. If you only have room for one fruit tree, choose one that indicates it is self-fruitful. Best wishes with your new tree.

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