Fast Growing Fruit Trees

Updated April 17, 2017

Growing vegetables and herbs usually yields tangible results in just a few months, but fruit trees are a different story. Trees take a few years to bear fruit because they first need to grow from a small sapling into a full-sized fruit-bearing plant. If you want a tree that will guarantee you the fastest fruit possible, choose from a variety of fruit trees that are quicker than most.

Abiu Tree

The abiu tree is a small fruit tree that bears yellow, fleshy fruit about the size of a tennis ball. Each fruit contains a large cavity that holds the seeds and takes up about half of the inside volume. This is surrounded by juicy, caramel-flavoured flesh that is pale yellow in colour.

The tree itself only grows to about 12 to 15 feet tall, but it bears fruit within two or three years of planting. Although this tree requires full sunlight to blossom, it bears its fruit in the middle of the winter.

White Mountain Apple

The white mountain apple tree bears a kind of apple that is not usually sold in standard supermarkets. Like their name implies, these apples are white-coloured with a slight greenish tint and look almost like they have been covered in candy or dye. The outside has a similar texture to a pear, but they are crunchy and round like apples. The fruit is very juicy and sweet.

The tree is medium-sized and should be planted 25 feet apart from each other to allow plenty of room to grow. When the tree is getting ready to bear fruit, it will produce beautiful white flowers all over its branches. It bears fruit in about two to three years.


The starapple tree bears a gorgeous purple-shaded fruit that looks like a star when sliced open. Certain varieties come in a vibrant green. The inside is studded with seeds and the leaves have a bronze tint to them.

The starapple tree is relatively large and should be planted 25 feet away from other trees, but it is fast growing. You should see fruit within three years.


Starfruit is a cousin of the starapple tree because both look like a star when sliced open and both trees grow quickly. Starfruits come in a yellow or pale green and have five ridges running lengthwise across the body of the fruit. This makes for a five-pointed star when they are cut across. The fruit is sweet, but slightly tangy in flavour and extremely juicy. The tree grows quickly and bears fruit within two to three years.

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Brittney Horwitz started writing professionally in 2009 when she became the editor of "Mother's Helper," a bimonthly magazine geared toward busy mothers in the New York metro area. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and Judaic studies from Stern College.