Rhode Island Greening
|Discovered||1600s Green's End, Rhode Island|
Rhode Island Greening is an excellent pie and all-around cooking apple. It has a green peel and a flesh that is greenish-white with a tart flavor. This heirloom variety is a good substitute for Granny Smith. Usually it is ready for picking in September, but sweetens on the tree if picked in October.
Mr. Green, an innkeeper in Green's End, Rhode Island, discovered this apple in the 1600s. It was a favorite among American colonists.