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.