[NAFEX] Wolf River

loneroc loneroc at mwt.net
Thu Mar 10 08:59:49 EST 2005

Wolf River is generally grown because of its size. (FOLKS! ONE APPLE MAKES A
PIE!! and that sort of hype.)

Wolf River is supposed to be among the best for drying, a common form of
apple preservation in the 19th century.  It's supposed to be decent for

It is also particularly well adapted to very sandy soils, on which Wolf
River is supposed to produce a good apple for eating out of hand.  The Wolf
Rivers that I have tasted must not have been grown on sand.

Steve Herje, Lone Rock, WI

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "tanis grif" <tanisgrif at yahoo.com>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 4:18 PM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Apple varities

> Lisa, I did a lot of internet researching to decide on a few apple
cultivars for my
> poor soil & z4-5.  Wolf River was one I chose because it was always
described as
> disease-tolerant & grower friendly.  (My main goal is a reliable, easy
care orchard,
> with variety.)  This was also the last cultivar of apple to die in an
> orchard (1930's or 40's) in this neighborhood.  I hesitate to post all my
notes here
> because it could get very long-winded, and my search was region- and
> culture-specific.  I recommend you do google-searches with key phrases.
Lots of
> info available!
> Tanis Cuff, s.WI
> --- Charles Paradise <> wrote:
> > wolf river - bad idea - poor soft quality - only virtue is large - a
good large
> > apple is 20 oz pippen, avail. from worcester county horticultural
> >
> > Charlie Paradise Massachusetts
> >
> > Lisa Almarode wrote:
> >
> > > Just for fun, these are the apples scions I've got
> > > this year that I will attempt to graft this year;
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