Seedlings and Cultivars slide

Slide 11: When purchasing trees, consider the advantages of grafted trees over seedlings. Seedlings undergo a period of juvenility and require a period of 5-8 years before producing flowers. Seedling fruit quality can also be poor. Grafted cultivars can produce flowers 3 years after planting. Grafted trees also have a known fruit quality, but take about 5-6 years to reach full fruit production.