For the craftable mutfruit plant in Fallout 4, see mutfruit plant (Fallout 4).
For an overview of fruit variants, see mutfruit.

 
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Mutfruit is a consumable item in Fallout 4.

Characteristics

Mutfruit is a small purple fruit that grows on small mutfruit trees that bear yellow leaves. The first syllable is pronounced as "mute" as in a mutated fruit.

Variants

Crafting

One mutfruit is required to plant a single tree in dirt terrain in any owned settlement.

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Mutfruit (1)
Range
Dirt terrain
Level
Mutfruit plant (1)

Additionally, wild mutfruit plants located within the range of a workshop can be scrapped for one wild mutfruit.

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Wild mutfruit plant (1)
Range
Level

Locations

Notes

  • Farmers in at Warwick homestead will comment on the fruit's characteristics, such as tasting sweet and being versatile in recipes.[1][2]
  • Supervisor Brown mentions setting aside a portion of their mutfruit crop for extracting seeds to replant.[3] It will pay the Sole Survivor two caps per mutfruit they bring to trade.[4]
  • Priscilla Penske in Vault 81 is attempting to create foods that have increased resistance to radiation. She mentions the mutfruit would do well, but isn't certain how the hybridization would affect the flavor and texture.[5]
  • The vault dwellers of Vault 81 trade for mutfruit with the outside world, and use it to make special occasion desserts such as pie.[6][7]
  • Curie's experimentation with the mutfruit yields a unique mutfruit, strain 17. She explains that the fruit has a particular sugar compound that stimulates platelet production to close wounds, but not when grown in the wild.[8] By genetically breeding the plant in sterile conditions, she is able to use the new strain to create a next generation stimpak.[8]

Behind the scenes

  • The first syllable of the word is pronounced [muht ] in Fallout 3 and pronounced [myo͞ot ] in Fallout 4.
  • When sleeping with MacCready while in a romantic relationship, he will say "I never knew you could do that with mutfruit..."

References

  1. June Warwick: "You'd be surprised how many dishes you can make with Mutfruit."[verification needed]
  2. Janey Warwick: "The mutfruit's really sweet this year. You should try one."[verification needed]
  3. Supervisor Brown: "We're very nearly out of mutfruit seeds. Best if we set more of the fruit aside for extraction, wouldn't you say?"
    (Brown's dialogue)
  4. Supervisor Brown: "Ready to hand over those mutfruits?"
    Sole Survivor: "Yeah, I'll take those caps now."
    Supervisor Brown: "Jolly good! Here you are - two caps apiece."
    (Brown's dialogue)
  5. Sole Survivor: "So is this your life's work?"
    Priscilla Penske: "Just a small part of it. My hope is to create a strain of foods that have increased resistance to radiation. What good is fresh produce if it's always contaminated by its environment? That particular strain of Mutfruit should do well, but I wasn't certain how the hybridization would affect the flavor and texture."
  6. Vault 81 terminal entries; Overseer's terminal, Supply Requests
  7. Vault 81 terminal entries; Overseer's terminal, Food, Glorious Food
  8. 8.0 8.1 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."
    Sole Survivor: "How did you discover that?"
    Curie: "Mutfruit 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)
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