How long do fruit trees live?

With proper selection, planting and care, fruit trees can be productive for 20 to 30 years or more, even in nonideal conditions. Well-tended specimens of most kinds of fruit trees are capable of living much longer than their expected productive or economic lives, still producing some fruit. Many stone fruits (peaches and plums, for example) tend to have longest life spans in dry western climates.

Approximate expected productive life:

Apple and Pear, standard 20 to 40 years
Apple and Pear, semi-dwarf 15 to 25 years
Asian Pear 15 to 25 years
Apricot 20 to 40 years
Cherry 15 to 30 years
Fig 30 to 40 years
Jujube 40 to 75 years
Nectarines, Peaches and Plums 15 to 25 years
Persimmons 30 to 50 years
Pomegranate 25 to 35 years

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