Planted apple and a pear tree

TammiT

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We planted a few apple trees and one pear tree last spring. They are getting bigger but are still pretty small. About how many years do they have to be in the ground before they produce any fruit? I'm starting to think that we should have planted a couple of pear trees.
 

RichZ

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My wife plants a lot of fruit trees and berry bushes, so I asked her. The smaller the variety of tree, the faster it will bear fruit. Dwarf trees can take 2 - 3 years to bear fruit, depending on the soil conditions. Make sure you fertilize them if you're not sure about your soil. Jobe fertilizer stakes work well. Full sized trees can take several years before they bear fruit, as many as 15 years. That's why most orchards now use dwarf trees.
 
 
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