Rhode Island Greening
Rhode Island 1650


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Rhode Island Greening is regarded as the finest American cooking apple in early colonial times. Extremely popular apple in the eastern United States for over 200 years, they were sold in markets right up until the 1930s. The Rhode Island Greening is a cooking apple when it’s freshly picked packing plenty of tartness and later as an eating apple that keeps well right into spring. Fruit medium to large, round and symmetrical with green skin and occasional orange flush. Firm, rich, juicy, greenish-yellow flesh with peculiar, tart, refreshing, pleasantly acid flavor. One of the best pie apples and excellent for fresh eating if tree-ripened. Consider Grimes Golden, Liberty and/or White Pearmain for pollination. Triploid.

 

CCOF Certified Organic:  Our apple trees (exception noted) grown by Trees of Antiquity are USDA Organic, Certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Our growing methods restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony by avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and genetic modification (GMO) species. Reg. #40-002449


Growing Considerations for Rhode Island Greening
Rhode Island 1650

USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Heirloom: Yes

Bloom Period: Midseason

Pollination Requirement: None/Sterile best plant with self-fertile apple

Harvest Period: Midseason

Low Chill: Yes

Disease Resistance: Excellent

Origin Date: 1600`s

Uses: Cider, Cooking / Sauces, Desserts / Pies, Fresh Eating

Storage: 3-6 months

Years to Bear: 2-4 years

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.

Rootstock: MM 111 (Semi-dwarf)

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.

Shape when Shipped: Feathered (prominent branching)

Size supplied when shipped:   Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2  to 3/4 inch;  *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.


Basic tips for Pruning:  Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...                                                             

 
Shipping Note:  Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.

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                                                    We are a GMO Free Fruit Tree Nursery

 


This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.