How soon will I get fruit from my trees and shrubs?
Fruit plants will not give fruit until they have become established in their planted spot. Each kind of fruit will vary in its establishing time.
Most fruit shrubs (Honeyberries, Gooseberries, Currents, Grapes,…..) will give fruit 2-3 years after they have been planted.
Saskatoons and Romance Cherries may take 3-4 years to give fruit.
Apple trees will give fruit 2 – 4 years after planting.
Plum and Apricot trees will give fruit 3-6 years after planting.
Pear trees can take up to 5 – 6 years to produce fruit after they have been planted.
Butternuts will produce nuts roughly 6-8 years after planting and Walnuts roughly 8-10 years.
If you keep the soil around your fruit plants black (free of weeds, grass, etc…), fertilizer, and water them regularly this will speed up their establishing process. It will take a plant much longer to settle in if they are fighting against weeds, don’t have enough moisture, etc.