Wolf River apple trees

Wolf River apple
  • Picking season: Late
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Juice
  • Uses: Traditional cooker
  • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
  • Gardening skill: Easy
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3

If you are looking for a completely reliable disease-resistant cooking apple, which will thrive in the north country, this is it.

Wolf River is a very large culinary apple, with a good tart flavor, dating back to the 19th century. It is best used in the kitchen, and slices will keep their shape when cooked.

This is a fool-proof variety which will keep you supplied with heavyweight apples with little effort on your part.

Wolf River apple trees for sale

Item
Mature height
Price
Quantity
1-year Wolf River apple trees bare-root
Small (6ft-9ft) mature height
$29.00
1-year Wolf River apple trees bare-root
Large (10ft-14ft) mature height
$29.00

We are between seasons at the moment. You can pre-order trees now for delivery when the new season starts (fall for warmer zones, or next spring), you won't be asked to pay until nearer the time.


How to grow

Wolf River pre-dates the development of modern disease-resistant apples, but has a high resistance to scab, mildew, and fireblight.

The tree is also exceptionally winter-hardy, long-lived and productive.

Historical details

Found in Wolf River, Wisconsin, around 1875. Thought to be a seedling of a Russian variety called Alexander.

Wolf River characteristics

Using

  • Picking season: Late
  • Uses: Cooking Juice Traditional cooker
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style (apples): Sweeter
  • Cooking result: Keeps shape
  • Discoloring: Slightly oxidising
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Easy
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
  • Pollinating others: Average
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Vigorous
  • Precocity: Slow to start bearing
  • Bearing regularity: Regular
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • Organic culture: Suitable

Problems

  • Disease resistance: Good
  • Canker: Some resistance
  • Cedar apple rust: Some resistance
  • Fireblight: Some susceptibility
  • Mildew: Very resistant
  • Scab: Very resistant

Climate

  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (4) -30F / -34C
  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F) Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)

Identification

  • Country of origin: United States
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899


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