Rhode Island Greening

This late fall apple was discovered growing outside Green’s Inn, near Newport, RI, about 1650. Also known as Greening., it became one of the most important apples of the 19th century.  Due to its high-quality fruit and adaptability to a range of soil conditions, this apple was popular all over New York and New England. Rhode Island Greening is a classic New England cooking apple. It makes an excellent pie when it is green.  As it ripens, it will develop a brownish blush.  When you see that, it is the right time to eat it fresh.  The light yellow-green flesh is crisp and tart.