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Wolf River Apple




This is a legendary cooking apple of epic proportions. When we say it’s a very large apple, think one apple to make an apple pie. The biggest cooking apple around has an attractive light green skin, sometimes splashed with light red stripes and has juicy white flesh. This apple is an excellent cooking apple for all your processing needs: drying, frying, apple butter, sauce, fritters, pies and jams. Only a fair fresh eating apple at best, grow this one just for cooking and processing. Harvest in late-summer to early autumn and use it, it’s not a keeper. Disease-resistant and reliable production.

Vigorous growing. Some sources say it sometimes tends towards biennial bearing habit. Still, a hardy, reliable, rugged tree for the homesteader, market grower or backyard orchardist wanting to grow organically. As one nursery put it, Wolf River is a “fool-proof variety” that will keep your kitchen well supplied with very large apples with little effort. It’s a very cold hardy tree.

Still a very popular apple in western North Carolina and Virginia, originated in 1875 Fremont, Wisconsin. A very impressive apple indeed!

All of our apple trees are FIELD-GROWN for high-quality and have excellent, robust, natural root systems.

Recommended for ORGANIC GROWING

Resistant to: Very resistant to apple scab and powdery mildew, and some resistance to canker and cedar apple rust. Very cold hardy.

Uses: Perhaps one of the very best cooking and processing apples available. Not very good for fresh eating, it’s somewhat dry and mealy Cooked it’s FANTASTIC.

Pollination: Flowering Group 3. Pollinated by: Fuji, Red Delicious, Yellow Transparent, Enterprise, Fuji, Honeycrisp, King David, William’s Pride, Winecrisp, Sundance

Plant Size: 4-5′ Tall, Bare-Root Tree

Rootstock:. M111 Semi-Dwarf or BUD 9 DWARF CHOOSE BELOW

Zones 5-8 (estimate)

Additional information


Semi-Dwarf M111, DWARF Bud 9