And this principle applies for in ground, potted, dwarf and all varieties of fruit trees.
You see when you first buy your Baby Fruit Tree 90% of the time it is grafted.
This means that they have grafted on an old limb (mature) part of the tree that has bared fruit before.
This is great because it means faster fruit production for you and your trees!
BUT BEWARE! There is an important role that needs to be played first before getting your first fruits!
Normally it takes 5 to 7 years for a fruit tree to bear fruits! But not with grafted trees as the mature part of the tree, the grafted top still thinks it's an old tree.
The bottom part below the tree brings up the vital nutrients and water for the tree to survive.
The tree will bear flowers in the first year, and yes fruit.
Unfortunately the root system and the age of the tree is not strong enough to bare these fruits and will suck all the strength out of the tree.
The key is to pull of the first set of flowers and fruits to allow a much more productive healthy second year of fruits.
So, please be patient and remove the first fruits and flower set. If you do so your fruit tree will provide you and your family lovely fresh fruits for many years!
To find out more about growing Miniature Fruit Trees please follow this link there is plenty of information there to get you started!