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Rhode Island Greening

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Triploid. Thought to have originated at Green's End, Newport, Rhode Island, USA. It was already known by 1650. Fruits have rather coarse-textured, juicy flesh with a pleasant flavour.

Bell Dubois, Burlington Greening, Ganges, Green Newtown Pippin, Green Winter Pippin, Greening, Greenling von Rhode Island, Grunling von Rhode Island, Grunling von Rhode-Island, Hampshire Greening, Island's Grunling, Jersey Greening, Lindley Green Newton Pippin, Pomme Verte de Rhode-Island, Reinette du Seeland, Rhode Island, Rhode Island (Greening), Rhode-Island Greening, Russine, Seelander Reinette, Serinkia, Verte de Ile de Rhodes, Verte de l'Ile de Rhodes, Verte de Rhode Island, Verte de Rhode-Island, Zelence Rhodoislandske, Zelenka Rod-Ailend skaya
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1945 - 176


Accession name
Rhode Island Greening
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
large-very large 1
Flat globose 1
66.23 mm 1
83.15 mm 1
strong-very strong 1
medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Brown 1
Over Colour Amount
very low 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out 1
low 1
Medium 1
fine 1
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 1

1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register