Wolf River (apple)

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'Wolf River' apple
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SpeciesMalus pumila
Hybrid parentageChance seedling
Cultivar'Wolf River'
Origin USA, pre-1875

Wolf River is an American cultivar of domesticated apple, which originates from the shores of the Wolf River of Wisconsin, in the United States of America, known since 1875.[1] The tree is exceptionally frost hardy and generally disease resistant, and thus keeps well in storage. The fruit usually ripens mid-September to early October.[2] It is large, commonly weighing over a pound,[3][2][4] and fairly sweet with a distinctive red and yellow appearance. It has many culinary uses, as it keeps its shape well when cooked.[3]

Wolf River is a world-class apple butter apple, which has long been praised for the rich, fluffy apple butter it provides after hours of slow cooking. [5]


  1. ^ "Wolf River", National Fruit Collection, University of Reading and Brogdale Collections, retrieved 12 November 2015
  2. ^ a b Mr. Jacks Farm
  3. ^ a b Wolf River at Orange Pippin
  4. ^ Recipe Tips
  5. ^ "Wolf River Story". Retrieved 2020-03-12.

External links[edit]

  • Beach, S.A.; Booth, N.O.; Taylor, O.M. (1905), "Wolf River", The apples of New York, 2, Albany: J. B. Lyon, pp. 245–246