So my friendly neighborhood apple guy sent this beast of fruit home with my husband last night:
That monster apple in the bottom of the photo that’s dwarfing the gala is a Wolf River apple. This is a new apple variety to me, but according to Orange Pippin, it’s a baking variety that was named after the Wolf River in Wisconsin. It’s been cultivated since the 1870s.
Just to give you another visual comparison, here’s how the apple stands up to a pint jar:
I’ve been told that Wolf River apples make darn good dumplings. Are any of you familiar with this apple variety, and how have you used them?