Wolf River Apple Tree (Malus ‘Wolf River’)

Wolf River Apple Tree

  • Stunning Yellowish-Green Fruit With Magenta Blush
  • Creamy White Flesh is Sweet-Tart
  • White Flowers are Fragrant!
  • Holds Great for Cooking!
  • Enormous Sized Apples
  • Fruits Can Be Nearly 1 Pound Each!
  • Baked, Pies, Sauces & Apple Butter
  • Spreading, Sturdy Branching
  • Late Season Harvest
  • Very Cold Hardy
  • Disease Resistant
  • Highly Adaptable
  • Antique Variety
  • Full Sun!
  • ~1000 Chill Hours

Wolf River Apple Tree (Malus ‘Wolf River’) is a beautiful apple, with a stunning magenta blush against its yellowish-green background and creamy white flesh. It has a sweet-tart flavor and holds its shape well with cooking!

The lovely white blossoms are fragrant and call butterflies and beneficial pollinators galore!

Wolf River is beloved for its use as a cooking apple, so you can use it in a variety of culinary delights. The distinguishing feature of this superior apple is its size.

Its 5-inch diameter, and weight of up to a pound, will create quite a sight on your tree–and be even more impressive on your plate. In fact, people often say that you can make a pie with just one apple!

An antique specimen that was found in Wolf River, Wisconsin in the 1870s! This is a tried and true variety of Apple Tree!

How to Use Wolf River Apple Tree In The Landscape

Wolf River is a productive tree that will provide its luscious harvest in late September to early October. With a spreading growth habit, it is considered quite sturdy as well as hardy and long-lived!

If you enjoy apples, Wolf River is a great choice. Not only is it an excellent apple for eating and cooking, but it’s also a bit of a conversation piece.

Friends and neighbors are sure to be impressed with the size of these apples, so they’re not only useful but fun as well.

Sweet-tart flavor requires little added sugar for your baked goods and pies! Also good for apple butter and applesauce and primarily for cooking because of the way it holds its shape when cooked!

The white blooms make Wolf River a fantastic specimen plant and a lovely addition to the home landscape and it’s a unique orchard must-have!

Tips For Care

Growing in growing zones 3-9, this cold and heat tolerant tree is very adaptable to a wide range of environments and soil types. Also, it’s a very strong tree and disease tolerant, showing good resistance to apple scab, fire blight, and powdery mildew.

Fruit trees require full sun for the best fruit and bloom set. Also thriving best in any type of well-drained soils with organic matter and consistent watering.

While drought tolerant once established, it’s best to protect your investment with supplemental watering. Mulch your root system well to insulate it from heat and cold, and to hold in more moisture!

Prune when dormant and to thin fruit for larger fruit size and less stress on your tree.

Wolf River Apple Tree (Malus ‘Wolf River’) Details

Common name Wolf River Apple Tree
Botanical name Malus 'Wolf River'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 3-9
Growth rate Medium
Harvest time 3-5 Years
Height Semi-Dwarf Height: 12 - 18 ft. | Standard Height: 18 - 25 ft.
Width Semi-Dwarf Spread: 10 - 15 ft. | Standard Spread: 15 - 18 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Low Once Established
Soil condition Widely Adaptable
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Late Winter
Flower color White
Leaf color Deciduous