Cuttings vs Grafting of Fruit Trees

I was wondering what the different first fruit time would be between cuttings and grafting? Do cuttings fruit around the same time as fruit tree seedlings or are they faster to fruit like grafts?

Thanks!


Plant Guides Response


Fruit tree seedlings can take many years to produce their first crop. How long varies for different types of fruit.

Generally, a cutting from a mature, bearing tree will begin to fruit as soon as it develops a root system and branch structure large enough to support a crop.

A grafted tree will do the same.

The time it will take a rooted cutting to become a bearing tree will be similar to the time it will take a grafted tree to produce fruit.

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