Lifespans of Common Orchard Fruits

Many of us have heard of apple trees that have lived to be over a hundred years old. However, the lifespans of most fruit trees are far shorter.

The following is a list of common orchard plants and the lifespans you can expect from them:

  • Apples (standard). 35 to 100 years.
  • Apples (semi-dwarf). 20 to 25 years.
  • Apples (dwarf). 15 to 20 years.
  • Apricot. 20 to 30 years.
  • Blackberries. 15 to 20 years.
  • Blueberries. 30 to 50 years.
  • Cherry (sour). 15 to 20 years.
  • Cherry (sweet). 20 to 30 years.
  • Fig. 50 to 75 years.
  • Gooseberries. 10 to 20 years.
  • Grapes. 50 to 100 years.
  • Peaches. 15 to 20 years.
  • Pear (standard). 35 to 45 years.
  • Pear (semi-dwarf). 20 to 25 years.
  • Pear (dwarf). 15 to 20 years.
  • Plums. 15 to 25 years.
  • Raspberries. 8 to 10 years.
  • Rhubarb. 10 to 15 years.
  • Strawberries. 5 to 6 years.
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