Most mature trees typically bear 5-10 bushels (100 to 200 kg) of apples each year. Apples are harvested using three-point ladders that are designed to fit amongst the branches. A few cultivars, left unpruned, will grow to be extremely large, causing them to bear a great deal of fruit that it is almost impossible to harvest. Dwarf trees will bear about 3-5 bushels (50 to 100 kg) of fruit per year.
Cultivars vary in their yield and the ultimate size of the tree, even when grown on the same rootstock.