Question: How many years will I have to wait before my fruit trees start to have fruit?

Answer: It varies with type of fruit and even with the varieties involved. Strawberries will produce the spring after they are planted (although they’re challenging). Blackberries will produce their second season. Grapes, figs, peaches and plums will usually begin fruiting after 3 or 4 years. Apples and pears will begin after 4 or 5 years, and pecans will produce after 6 to 10 years, depending on the variety and the plant’s vigor. You’ll get limited fruit before those times, but don’t let your plants over-produce too early, or their growth and development will be slowed.

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