Growing fruit trees from seed can be very rewarding. Every gardener I know, loves the ‘edible’ part of the garden and plans to have fresh yummies growing as much as possible.
Heads up, if you think you are going to grow edible types of fruit trees planted from seeds, some can take up to 8 to 10 years to produce fruit!
Spanish lime, sweet cherry trees, plum trees and apple trees are just a few examples of some fruit trees that will take a long, long time to bear fruit. 5+ years before you reap your rewards is an average for most fruit trees, sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
Banana trees can give you bananas in about 3 years … to me that is still a long time. BUT, time flies, right? At least it does for me and the wait might not be as long as you originally thought if you put your mindset to how fast time really goes by.
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb
So if you are like me, love fruit and can never have enough, be aware that you will need patience. Plan on planting your fruit trees as early as possible when planning your garden.
Are you growing any fruit trees from seeds?