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Wolf River Apple

Available Spring 2017

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Description

Fruit weighs up to a pound, each! Tree is strong and disease-resistant to apple scab, fire blight, and powdery mildew. Characteristically large fruit is perfect for cooking and sauce – holds its shape and requires very little additional sugar. Antique variety, originates from Wolf River, Wisconsin, circa 1870s. Cold-hardy. Ripens in late September. Best pollinators: any Golden Delicious or Honeycrisp™.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Mid Sept To Early Oct
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Tart
Texture Tender
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 3 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following within 50' for optimum pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I was looking for a disease resistant varieties
LYNDA B on Sep 29, 2016
Had a tree like this as a child. Grandmother called them pound apples. Had many pies and we even had a cider press and made cider every year.
Betty D on May 24, 2016
I was looking for a disease resistant varieties
LYNDA B on Sep 29, 2016
It's an old variety that I am familiar with and it is dying out in my area.
Timothy L on May 28, 2016
Had a tree like this as a child. Grandmother called them pound apples. Had many pies and we even had a cider press and made cider every year.
Betty D on May 24, 2016
Like the size and taste.
Glenn C on May 23, 2016
Huge apples. You need only three or four to make a pie. Good all use apple. Bought these to replace the 100+ year old Wolf River trees we had.
Susan M on May 20, 2016
It's an apple from my childhood............I'm 72
Carole L on May 10, 2016
They're the best cook in Apple's...
Dan A on May 5, 2016
Have one Wolf and several other breeds in orchard, wanted more Wolf river - Huge and great for pies!
Jack V on Apr 28, 2016
Climate zone compatibility 3A
Chris Y on Apr 27, 2016
Wanted to try some "antique" varieties
FRANCES F on Apr 11, 2016
we have a couple of these now, they have great fruit that keeps well.
Darold K on Apr 9, 2016
perfect for applesauce
frances r on Mar 29, 2016
I love antique varieties.
Angela G on Mar 17, 2016
To make applesauce
Jesse S on Mar 13, 2016
Heirloom Apple; friend recommendation....
JOHNNY F on Mar 3, 2016
It's an old variety that I am familiar with and it is dying out in my area.
Timothy L on May 28, 2016
Like the size and taste.
Glenn C on May 23, 2016
My tree won't fruit. Pollinators include william's pride, gold rush, fuji. What should I pay attention to or change? Growing in East Central Indiana
Jack W on May 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My Wolf River is too young to fruit, but I was told to plant a HoneyCrisp within 20 feet of it for Pollination so I did. Time will tell. I had a huge WR in my yard that bore bushels of fruit and I did not plant any Pollinators near it. Go figure. My grandfather used to graft WR's by the hundreds over in Ironwood Michigan and there still are thousands of those trees around. They originated in Wolf River Wisconsin which was not all that far away. When they say it's a "3 apple pie" apple it's true. They grow HUGE and three will make a full 9 inch pie! Besides they taste great. My dad grew one in Detroit many, many years ago but that is the furthest south I've heard of them Don't know if it's where you live or not. Hope it does...you'll love it.
How many pounds of apples will this tree produce?
Davey on Feb 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Generally the yield of an apple tree is expressed in bushels. You can read about the Estimated Yield for Fruit Trees here: http://www.starkbros.com/growing-guide/article/estimated-yield-for-fruit-trees
Can I use a Cortland apple tree to pollinate the wolf river?
Judy C on May 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they both bloom fairly early and have overlapping bloom times, so they will cross-pollinate one another for fruit production.

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Wolf River Apple
My brother has one so I had to have one. Huge fruit, wonderful for pies and sauce. Second year and has a few blossoms. Usually get the supreme trees as they bear earlier.
May 11, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
good heirloom
This tree broke dormancy very well putting out flowers and leaves. Doing well its first year in a partially sunny spot. No fertilizer or special care needed. I would recommend this tree.
May 22, 2016
Healthy Tree
The tree I ordered is doing well. A full year under its belt, and doing well. Loking forward to when it begins to bear fruit in another year or two.
November 11, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Wolf River Apple
Wolf River apple tree growing vigorously. No apples yet, but I expect great things in a few years.
September 4, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Wolf River Apple
This is my second Wolf River Apple tree, and the one from last year is doing great, and the one this year is already leafing out.
May 16, 2016
Purchased
9 months ago
will have huge apples
I lived in WA ST and used to buy these apples at a farmers market and they are great. Can't wait for mine to start that process. So glad you had these trees from the Millers
May 26, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Wolf River Apple
I have had them in the past and have loved them. The tree is only been in the gross a year and is doing great.
May 18, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
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