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