I agree with Keepsake being slow. I’ve got one on b118 that I grafted in 2012 and planted out in 2013. It has bloomed once and produced maybe 5 or 6 apples. I think that was in 2017. It bums me out because those apples were really tasty.
Since Keepsake has Northern Spy as one parent, I suppose it makes sense that it’s slow to bear.
Gravenstein blossoms on a tree that took ten years to first produce apples. It is now 16 years old. It is on M7. It turned out to be a Red Gravenstein, so I acquired another Gravenstein. I thought it would be on B9, but it is on M111. It also turned out to be another Red Gravenstein. It surprised me in yet another way: it produced fruit in its third year.
I grafted Gravenstein twice. Once on a William’s Pride. The second was on a Fuji. Both time it flowered the year after grafting. To get it to set fruit is another story since it is a triploid.
I removed WP tree so the Gravenstein went with it. The one on Fuji is blooming right now.
Seems like Pixie crunch and Crimson crisp take forever to grow at my place, compared to Liberty, William’s pride, Pristine and Goldrush, that grew quite fast. William’s pride did take a bit longer to bear fruit.
My Westfield Seek no Further grows beautifully but has yet to produce a single blossom. It’s on whatever Stark Bros. use for “semi-dwarf” rootstock, planted in 2017. It will have a very nice framework to support future fruit loads I suppose.