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Wolf River Apple tree

Owner: Len

Location:  Aurora, IL, United States

Age:Planted in about 2011
Age of this tree:16 years
Rootstock:grown from seeds from wolf river apple
Soil:heavy, yellowish-brown clay, which has been amended with peat, topsoil, compost and mulch 
Climate at this location:within the humid continental climate zone (4 seasons)
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Local pests:codling moth, possibly squirrels

Owner's comments

Started growing from seed in spring of 2008. Several saplings grew to height between about 4' and 5'. Saplings were winterized in large pots during the winters of 2009 and 2010. In-ground placement of 3 saplings occurred on 7-19 and 7-20 of 2011.

Season records for this tree

  • 2015

    Spring blossom: 19 April
    Harvest: 2nd week September  3kg / 7lbs
    Size: 3.5m / 11.7ft high   2.5m / 8.3ft wide
    Fireblight: Mild attack
    Codling moth: Mild attack
    About a dozen apples growing on one tree.