Wood Orchard and Wood Orchard Market is a family owned fruit farm in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin.
Jim and Barbara Wood established the orchard in 1955 after moving their young family to cool Door County from hot and humid St. Louis, Missouri.
Steve and JeffNow Jim's son, Steve, and grandson, Jeff, work together to grow about 200 acres of strawberries, raspberries, cherries and apples in Door County on the Door Peninsula in Northeast Wisconsin.
For many years, McIntosh and Cortland apples were the main varieties in our wholesale and retail business. Now, however, Honeycrisp is the apple that is attracting most of the attention of our fruit growing family as well as our customers!
And now, much of our future planning is centering around another new apple variety. That variety is SweeTango®. As the name suggests, it offers a complex flavor of a sweet and tart sensation at the same time. SweeTango® is a University of Minnesota cross of Honeycrisp (the mom) and Zestar (the dad). We think that SweeTango® has the best characteristics of its parents (like most offspring do!).
In our testing of this variety, it appears to be slightly earlier maturing than Honeycrisp. So SweeTango® may fill an early September niche when people are looking for a premier quality apple and before our Honeycrisp are ready to pick.
When our initial planting of SweeTango® is complete, we should have about 10,000 trees in the ground right here in Door County. Enough apples to supply our retail markets and some for our wholesale partners.
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