Asked January 1, 2017, 2:00 AM EST

Growing any Fruit tree from seed,which will bear fruit in 6 to 7 years ,can we shorten life of fruitng 2 to 3 years by grafting its cutting .

Thank you

Outside United States

3 Responses

Hello Mazhar

Yes, grafting typically shortens the time to bearing but it depends on the species and variety. Grafting also permits the use of a clonal rootstock better adapted to the soil conditions. The combination of these two clones means that an orchard of these trees is more homogeneous and easier to manage commercially.

Sir ,

What i mean in my previous Question was,for example If i use mango seed from grafted mango tree ,seeding will fruit after 6 or 7 years , but if i graft seedling plant can i shorten fruiting time .

Thank you

Yes, the tree will start to fruit in about 2-3 years. That time will depend on the variety, and the tree management (grafting technique, fertilizer, water, stress, etc.)