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We have ceased shipping bare root trees for Spring 2023. Container trees available and bare root will continue in November
We are shipping Containers now and will continue shipping bare root in November.

Rhode Island Greening Apple

Original price $31.00 - Original price $59.00
Original price
$31.00 - $59.00
Current price $37.00

This American heirloom variety can trace its lineage back to Rhode Island in the mid 1650s and was discovered on the farm of a Mr. Green near Middletown, RI. Probably a chance seedling, the RIG is the State Apple of Rhode Island. While the original tree has since died, Mr. Green propagated this apple which spread across the Northeast and is popular in orchards even to this day.

It is a large, bright green apple with smooth and shiny skin. Its flesh is tender, white, crisp, and very juicy. It maintains its shape when baked making excellent in pies. It is this trait that has kept the RIG popular even after nearly four centuries of growth in the US. It is the quintessential apple to use in apple pie. The tree is slower to produce than other apples but is an extremely long lived tree.

USDA Zone: 4-9

Mature Height:

M.7: ~15-17' or 60-70% of Standard; Semi-Dwarf (Ships Spring 2023)

MM.111: ~18-21' or 85% of Standard; Semi-Dwarf

Sun: Full Sun

Bloom Group: 4, Late Mid Season

Ripening Time: October

Pollination: Required- tree is Triploid and cannot pollinate other trees- 2 different varieties of trees are needed to pollinate this tree.

M.7 Rootstock Characteristics

MM.111 Rootstock Characteristics