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N1959 Kroncke Road
Poynette, WI 53955

Take Hwy 51 North from Madison, go straight onto Hwy 22, turn east (right) onto Hwy 60 almost immediately. Drive 2 miles and go North (left) onto Kroncke Road. We're just over a mile on the left-hand side.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wolf River – One Apple a Pie

022 Many customers come in and ask us if we grow that apple that their grandmother’s told them you only need one apple for one pie – of course we do – the Wolf River. I’ll have to admit that we really don’t actually get apples the size for a pie (we think it has to do with the fact that we grow dwarf trees) but we do get them quite large…(yup, that one was 1.36 lbs)014 I’ve heard from a lot of people that they really how these Wolf River’s work when making applesauce and even one gentleman that swears by them for his apple butter. 017The guys picked quite a few bushels of these beautiful, large apples this year so this is definitely your chance to try them out! 018

A Little More Info:

Cooking Tips
Can be eaten fresh if they haven't been off the tree too long. Otherwise, use for baking , apple sauce or dried apple chips (we’ve never tried this…).
Does not store well.
A man named William Springer was emigrating from Quebec, Canada, to America. Along the way to Wisconsin, he bought apples, probably Alexander apples.
He planted seeds from the apples when he arrived at his new farm along the Wolf River in Fremont, Wisconsin. The Wolf River apple sprang from one of those seeds; he noticed the new tree sometime before 1881.

From Wikipedia:

Apple very large, some growing to size of large grapefruit. Red with yellow blush. Once very popular commercial apple in United States but presently relegated to upper Midwest if grown for profit. Occasionally can be found growing wild in backcountry thickets or abandoned land in Shenandoah Valley. Named for area where found. Feral trees can be brought back with care and pruning.

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