The growth rate of dwarf apple trees can vary depending on the specific rootstock used, growing conditions, and variety of apple tree. However, on average, dwarf apple trees can grow up to 8-10 feet (2.4 to 3 meters) tall and wide and can take 2-3 years to start producing fruit.
In general, dwarf apple trees tend to grow more slowly than standard-sized apple trees, but they can still produce a substantial amount of fruit in a smaller space. With proper care and maintenance, dwarf apple trees can grow up to 12-15 inches (30 to 38 cm) per year.
It’s important to note that the growth rate of dwarf apple trees can also be affected by factors such as pruning, fertilization, and pest management. Regular pruning, for example, can help control the size and shape of the tree and promote healthy growth and fruit production.
If you’re considering growing a dwarf apple tree, be sure to choose a variety and rootstock that are suitable for your growing conditions and climate, and be prepared to invest time and effort into proper care and maintenance to ensure healthy growth and fruit production.