Rhode Island Greening (also known as Greening) is old apple variety, which originated in the neighborhood of Newport, Rhode Island by Mr. Green, who was raising trees from the seeds. The tree becomes very popular because of its large green apples. The fruit is large and uniform in shape and size. The skin is moderately thick, tough, smooth, and waxy. It has grass-green color and with ripening it developed yellow color. The fruit is generally regarded as one of the best cooking apple. The flesh yellow, firm, moderately fine-grained, crisp, tender, juicy, rich, sprightly subacid, peculiarly flavored, and very good in quality. To improve storage life and to avoid drop off, it should be harvested before the full maturity. The tree is large, strong, and vigorous with dense foliage. It is susceptible to scan and canker.
Rhode Island Greening Apple Tree
Rhode Island Greening is an old cultivar and it is famous for its culinary and dessert qualities. The fruit has juicy flesh and rich flavor. The tree comes into bearing late and it considered as a biennial bearer, however, good care and timely thining makes it an annual bearer with moderate to high yield. It is the official fruit of the State of Rhode Island.
General Tree Height/Caliper: Most of our fruit trees (apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, quince, and cherry) are grafted/budded and are 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. The other trees are seedlings, such as pawpaw, mulberry, persimmon, shade, berry, and flowering trees which range from 18-36" tall.
A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.