Rhode Island Greening is an American heirloom apple from Rhode Island circa 1650. This is the oldest cultivar of American origin that has been in continuous commercial production (with apologies to Roxbury!).
The apple is green-yellow with white/plale russeted dots. Flavor is firm, crisp, juicy, tart with a zing. A New England pie apple, great for baking, holds it shape well. Also good for drying, flavor transfers well.
Tree is triploid, susceptile to scab and canker. Apples ripen late October-early November in upstate New York, with best flavor November-March. Flavor develops in storage. Hardy to zone 5.