Wolf river is renowned for being one of the best apples for pies, producing very large apples (up to 7 inches in diameter!) that hold their shape when cooked. In addition to that, they are also quite good eaten fresh, with a nice sweetness matched with subtle tartness depending on when the apple is harvested. It is disease resistant to a number of diseases, with lesser resistance to fire blight. With that said, it is still very disease resistant in general. It originates from Wolf River in Wisconsin and was a seed planted from the variety of apple called Alexander and has been around since 1875! Hardy to zone 3.
Apples are a cornerstone in cold climate fruit production. You will need 2 different varieties in order for the apple trees to cross pollinate and become fruitful. We try to focus on cultivars that are largely disease resistant, and low maintenance to allow even those without a lot of experience to successfully grow fruit. All of our apple trees are grown on full sized standard root stock of either Antonovka, or Dolgo. On average, they will take 4 to 5 years to produce apples and will continue to for many years!
|Sun Requirements||Full sun to part sun|
|Average year to bear fruit||5-7|
|Harvest Time||late September early October|
|Soil||prefers moist well drained soil|
|Pollination||needs two different trees to cross pollinate and fruit|