Wolf River is a large apple, weighing as much as one pound apiece. It is an outstanding cooking apple, and good in cider as well. Its pale yellow skin is covered in dull red, its flesh juicy and tender with a tart flavor. An unusual characteristic of Wolf River is that it can grow true from seed. Harvest varies from August to October; it does not store well.
Discovered: 1875, Wisconsin
Parentage: Alexander x Unknown
Wolf River dates back to about 1875, discovered along the river that gave it its name in Fremont, Wisconsin. It is a probable seedling of a Russian apple, Alexander.