Rhode Island Greening apple identification

Rhode Island Greening apple identification
One of the oldest American varieties, known since the 1650s, and widely planted in the USA. Its main use is in cooking. Introduced / discovered in 17th century.

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Identification

  • Flesh colour - White to Cream, pale yellow
  • Flesh colour - White to Greenish to Greenish Yellow
  • Flesh colour - Yellow to Very Yellow
  • Fruit size - Medium
  • Fruit size - Large
  • Fruit size - Very large
  • Fruit size - Variable
  • Fruit shape - Flat-round
  • Fruit shape - Short-round-conical
  • Fruit shape - Round
  • Fruit shape - Round-conical
  • Fruit shape - Conical
  • Fruit shape - Oblong-conical
  • Shape features - Elliptical, Compressed, Irregular
  • Shape features - Anglular (flat-sided)
  • Shape features - Regular, round
  • Shape features - Prominent uneven ribs
  • Shape features - Slightly, broadly, obscurely ribbed
  • Shape features (vertical view) - Lop-sided, unequal sides, irregular
  • Shape features (vertical view) - Symmetrical
  • Shape uniformity - Uniform, in size and shape
  • Bultitude apple group - 1. Green, smooth, no russet, acidic, culinary
  • Seeds - size - Large
  • Core - Abaxile / Irregular
  • Core - Axile / Symmetrical
  • Core - Closed
  • Core - Open
  • Seeds - point - Acuminate
  • Seeds - point - Acute
  • Seeds - characteristics - Abortive
  • Seeds - characteristics - Few
  • Seeds - characteristics - Plump
  • Seeds - characteristics - Tufted
  • Core - carpels - Tufted
  • Core - lines - Moderate
  • Core - lines - Narrow
  • Core - lines meeting - Base of calyx tube
  • Core - lines meeting - Sides of calyx tube
  • Calyx / Sepals- Opening - Small
  • Calyx / Sepals- Opening - Medium
  • Calyx / Sepals- Opening - Large
  • Calyx / Sepals - Size - Long
  • Calyx / Sepals - Size - Medium
  • Calyx / Sepals - Size - Short
  • Calyx / Sepals - Width - Narrow
  • Calyx Tube - Shape - Conic
  • Calyx Tube - Shape - Funnel
  • Calyx Tube -  Length - Medium
  • Calyx Tube -  Size - Medium
  • Calyx Tube -  Stamen - Median
  • Calyx Tube -  Stamen - Basal
  • Calyx / Sepals - Description - Pubescent
  • Calyx / Sepals - Description - Green with brown tips
  • Calyx / Sepals - Description - Closed
  • Calyx / Sepals - Description - Partially Open
  • Calyx / Sepals - Description - Convergent
  • Calyx / Sepals - Description - Reflexed
  • Russet - Present
  • Russet % coverage - Medium
  • Russet % coverage - Low
  • Russet details - Capillary lines, Netting, Veins, Webbing
  • Russet details - Radiating, stellate, rays, stripes
  • Russet details - Dots, Patches, Spots
  • Russet details - In stem cavity
  • All green or yellow - Only green or yellow present
  • All green or yellow - Other colors present
  • Skin color (when ripe) - White to Greenish to Green
  • Skin color (when ripe) - Yellow (+/or) Green with some Red (+/or) Pink
  • Skin color (when ripe) - Yellow (+/or) Green with NO Red (+/or) Pink
  • Skin color (when ripe) - Brown to Gray Green
  • Skin blush - Present
  • Skin blush - Not present
  • Skin blush (color) - Orange to Orange Red Brown
  • Skin blush (color) - Red to Deep Red into Dark Purple
  • Skin blush (color) - Bronze to Brownish Purple
  • Scarf skin - Present
  • Scarf skin - Not present
  • Suture lines - Not present
  • Bloom - Not present
  • Skin waxy or greasy - Waxy or greasy (fresh or stored)
  • Skin feel - Not smooth, Rough
  • Skin feel - Smooth
  • Stripes - No stripes
  • Stripes (color) - Russet
  • Stem (length) - Does not extend above cavity
  • Stem (length) - Variable
  • Stem (length) - Short
  • Stem (length) - Medium
  • Stem (length) - Long
  • Stem (thickness) - Variable
  • Stem (thickness) - Medium
  • Stem (thickness) - Thick
  • Stem cavity (russet) - Gray to Brown Russet
  • Stem cavity (russet) - Russet cap covers shoulders of cavity
  • Stem cavity (russet) - Russet rays extening out from stem cavity
  • Stem cavity (russet) - Russeted or can be Russet-free
  • Stem (position) - Slightly Oblique
  • Stem (position) - Upright
  • Stem (details) - Pubescent, Downy
  • Stem (details) - Swollen at base of cavity
  • Stem (details) - Curved
  • Stem (color) - Brown
  • Stem (color) - Green
  • Stem Cavity (protruberances) - Compressed
  • Stem Cavity (side view depth) - Medium
  • Stem Cavity (side view depth) - Deep
  • Stem Cavity (skin features) - Brown
  • Stem Cavity (skin features) - Green
  • Stem Cavity (skin features) - Lipped - fold of skin over stem end
  • Stem Cavity (skin features) - Russet
  • Stem Cavity (skin features) - Scarf Stripes extend from stem
  • Stem Cavity (skin features) - Scarf, Pale Coating
  • Stem Cavity (skin features) - Silvery Gray
  • Stem Cavity (slope to stem) - Steep, Acuminate slope
  • Stem Cavity (slope to stem) - Acute, Medium Slope
  • Stem Cavity (top view orientation) - Oblique - slanted to one side
  • Stem Cavity (top view orientation) - Symmetrical
  • Stem Cavity (top view width) - Moderate, Medium width
  • Stem Cavity (top view width) - Wide, Broad
  • Basin skin - Shiny, Smooth
  • Basin skin - Russet
  • Basin skin - Green
  • Basin width - Narrow
  • Basin width - Moderate
  • Basin russet - Gray to Brown Russet
  • Basin russet - Little, light russet
  • Basin russet - Usually Russet free
  • Basin (top view) - Uneven, Oblique, Slanted
  • Basin (top view) - Symmetrical, Round
  • Basin (side view slope to eye) - Tight, Acuminate
  • Basin (side view slope to eye) - Tight to medium slope
  • Basin (side view slope to eye) - Acute, Regular, Medium slope
  • Basin (side view slope to eye) - Obtuse, gradual slope to eye
  • Basin (side view slope to eye) - Variable
  • Basin (side view depth) - Shallow
  • Basin (side view depth) - Medium depth
  • Basin (side view depth) - Deep
  • Basin (side view depth) - Variable depth
  • Basin (protruberances) - Ridged, Ribbed
  • Basin (protruberances) - Undulate, Furrowed, Wavy, Puckered
  • Basal lobes - Present, Crowned, or 5-lobed
  • Basal lobes - Slightly present
  • Dots (description) - Green
  • Dots (description) - Gray
  • Dots (description) - Russet
  • Dots (description) - Submerged / Depressed
  • Dots (description) - White
  • Dots (numbers) - Numerous
  • Dots (size) - Large
  • Dots (skin lenticels) - Conspicuous, prominent, distinct
  • Dots (spread) - Enter the stem cavity
  • Dots (spread) - From Basin lessening toward Cavity
  • Flesh (staining) - Green
  • Flesh (staining) - Not present
  • Flesh (texture) - Tender, Soft, Melting
  • Flesh (texture) - Crisp, Breaking into chuncks
  • Flesh (texture) - Firm, Hard
  • Flesh (texture) - Granular, Coarse, Mealy
  • Flesh (grain) - Fine
  • Flesh (grain) - Granular, Coarse, Mealy
  • Flesh (juiciness) - Juicy or Very Juicy

Using

  • Uses - Eat fresh
  • Uses - Cooking
  • Uses - Hard cider
  • Uses - Drying
  • Flavour quality - Very good
  • Flavour style - Aromatic
  • Flavour style - Sweet/Sharp
  • Flavour style - Sharper
  • Flavour style - Honeyed / Scented
  • Flavour style - Sharp / refreshing
  • Harvest period - Late season
  • Only sweet flavor - Tart, sub-acid, or bitter flavor detected

Growing

  • Flowering period - Mid season
  • Flowering group - 3
  • Fruit bearing - Spur-bearer
  • First planted - Before 1950

References

  • 'Apples for the 21st Century' by Manhart
  • Rhode Island Greening - tasting notes, history, and pedigree on OrangePippin.com



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