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Medieval Fruit Varieties

Variety: Rhode Island Greening (1650)

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Vintage Virginia Apples

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

[Source: UK National Fruit Collection ]

Fruit: size medium to large, W67-78 x L54-66 mm; shape flat, rectangular convex, ribbed at the calyx basin and on the body; skin yellowish green with occasional orange flush, russet at the calyx end, pale dots, greasy; flesh firm, fine, greenish yellow; flavor acid; harvest season very late, triploid, needs pollinator. Large, spreading, vigorous, productive, long-lived tree, biennial cropping. Excellent for cooking and drying. Third most important in New York. Add. LIT.CIT. 1992-93 H. Apple. Tsolum River Fruit Trees Catalogue. p. 27; Bultitude, J. 1983. Apples.

[Source: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (09 December 2006) ]

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