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Wolf River Apples



Wolf River Apples are very large apples, often weighing 1 pound (450g) or more, ranging anywhere from grapefruit to small cantaloupe size. The shape is often somewhat irregular.

The pale, dull-red skin has patches of pale yellow. The coarsely-textured flesh is tender, soft, juicy and cream-coloured.

The flavour is a bit tart.

Cooking Tips

Can be eaten fresh if they haven't been off the tree too long. Otherwise, use for cooking, sauce or drying.



Storage Hints

Does not store well.


History Notes

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.

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Citation

Oulton, Randal. "Wolf River Apples." CooksInfo.com. Published 21 March 2004; revised 02 December 2007. Web. Accessed 12/11/2017. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/wolf-river-apples>.

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