Most notable, perhaps, for its good looks and huge size, it sometimes weighs upwards of one pound. Wolf Rivers are a light red in color with red striping and swatches of light yellow/green. Their pale yellow flesh is coarse and somewhat juicy. These tart apples are most useful as a cooking apple, especially for apple butter and sauce.
Wolf Rivers are ready for harvest in September and do not keep well; they're best eaten fresh off the tree.
Most apple seeds do not reliably reproduce a similar apple tree which is why modern horticulture relies on grafting to propagate varieties. Wolf River is among the few apple varieties that produce, from seed, a tree close to that of its parent.