Mutfruit

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This is a lore summary, presenting intradiegetic or in-universe information about the subject. For game characteristics and similar data, consult the table on the right.
Game-specific articles
FalloutFruit
Fallout 2Fruit
Fallout 3Mutfruit
FO: New VegasCrunchy mutfruit
(Irr. crunchy mutfruit)
Mutfruit (Irr. mutfruit)
Fallout 4Mutfruit
Fallout 76Mutfruit
FO TacticsFruit
 
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Mutfruit is a mutated apple that appears in various forms throughout the Fallout series.

Background[edit | edit source]

A pair of mutfruit trees cultivated in an Appalachian homestead.

Mutfruit or Malus maatta, is a mutated species of apple.[1] Like its ancestor, cultivated worldwide for its sweet taste and culinary properties, the mutfruit has gained an enduring popularity across the wasteland thanks to the mutfruit plant's hardiness and tolerance for a broad variety of soils. Though its fruit is mutated and strangely shaped compared to the apple,[2] it remains a popular cultivar among wasteland farmers and is a staple element of many wasteland dishes.[3]

A ripe mutfruit has a sweet taste, much like the apple,[4] and is an incredibly versatile ingredient.[5] They can be consumed directly, processed into juices and teas, used to make a variety of wasteland tequila,[6] nutritious omelets,[7] and even as a source of micronutrients for ailing patients, including ghouls.[8]

One peculiar feature of the mutfruit is that it has a particular sugar compound that stimulates platelet production and can close wounds. However, when grown in the wasteland, the compound cannot be obtained due to residual radiation and the natural toxins that develop in the fruit to ward off pests. Curie's experimentation with the mutfruit in the Commonwealth can yield an unique mutafruit, strain 17, genetically bred in sterile conditions to remove both problems and create a next generation stimpak.[9] However, some wasteland chemists have come up with a way to use the citric acid from the fruit to upgrade regular stimpaks into their super variants.[10]

Varieties[edit | edit source]

Green[edit | edit source]

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Gameplay articles:

A version closely related to the original apple, including the green coloration. In fact, save for the aberrant growth, it would likely be indistinguishable from its ancestors.

Regular[edit | edit source]

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A mauve-colored mutated apple and the most common cultivar across the wasteland.

Crunchy[edit | edit source]

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Gameplay articles:

A variant of the mutfruit more closely related to the original apple fruit, with a red/purple skin. Wasteland cooks have harnessed its properties for the wasteland omelet.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References

  1. Fallout 76 flora poster
  2. Fallout item description: "{7100}{}{Fruit}"
    "{7101}{}{A strange piece of fruit. No preservatives and no additional food coloring added.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout))
  3. Appearances of fruit throughout the games.
  4. Janey Warwick: "The mutfruit's really sweet this year. You should try one."
  5. June Warwick: "You'd be surprised how many dishes you can make with Mutfruit."
  6. Crafting options in Fallout 76
  7. Wasteland omelet ingredients in Fallout: New Vegas.
  8. Generic Underworld ghoul: "Doc says I should eat more Mutfruit. You guys got any?"
  9. The Sole Survivor: "You're excited. What is it?"
    Curie: "I am elated. Giddy. I begged to become a synth for a reason. For science. To be able to make real progress in studying the medical arts. I have had a breakthrough. Using a new strain of mutfruit, I have discovered a way to greatly improve the restorative properties of stimpaks. I realize this is not earthshaking, but it means that inspiration does exist."
    The Sole Survivor: "How did you discover that?"
    Curie: "Mutafruit has a particular sugar compound that stimulates platelet production and can close wounds. Unfortunately, the plant, when grown in the wild, is irradiated and develops natural toxins to ward off pests. Strain 17 has been genetically bred in sterile conditions to remove both problems. The new, pure sugar is already offering promise."
    (Curie's dialogue)
  10. Chosen One: "{1113}{}{Can you make super stimpacks?}"
    Myron: "{1135}{myn152}{Of course I could…'cept we ain't got what I need. Some of that mutated fruit for the citric acid…a splash a' Nuka Cola...and a normal stim pack.}"