A pecan seedling that has yet to be grafted can take ten to fifteen years to yield a considerable amount of pecans. However, the process is considerably more suitable if the seedling is grafted with an enhanced type. Both Western and Witchita are planted throughout my orchards and vineyards, respectively. Westerns and Witchitas will begin production within three to five years, with Westerns beginning first. Remember that this only accounts for the time spent growing in an orchard with proper maintenance; it does not consider the three to four years spent in the nursery.