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Fruit tree comparison - Rhode Island Greening
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Rhode Island Greening

Rhode Island Greening is a well-regarded American heirloom variety, particularly good for cooking.  Remove this variety from the comparison


Gardening skill? Average
Cropping Good
Fertility? Not self-fertile
Flowering group? 3
Pollinating others? Poor
Ploidy? Triploid
Vigour? Large
Precocity? Slow to start bearing
Bearing regularity? Biennial tendency
Fruit bearing? Spur-bearer
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening


Picking season? Late
Use / keeping? 3 months or more
Flavour quality? Very good
Flavour style Sharper
Cooking result Keeps shape

Looking after

Overall disease resistance? Average


Country of origin United States
Period of origin 1650 - 1699
Fruit colour Green
Blossom colour White
Leaf colour Green