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Northwestern Greening apple

Last updated 01 Jan 2014.

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Current rating: 3.3 out of 5. Total votes cast: 4

Visitor comments

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14 Oct 2018 
Planted my NW Greening Apple tree years ago and love it. It's very late to full ripen. Great for baking and I love to steam and freeze to add to oatmeal over the winter. I find the raw apples have a hint of pear.

11 Dec 2016 
The perfect pie apple. Not too much juice, great flavor, holds shape well!

11 Aug 2014 
Is about the only apple I care to eat, great for stuffing into pockets and eating during deer season. when harvested and kept in rootceller or frig wrapped in paper I am still eating a nice looking, great tasting apple in May, if I haven't eaten them all up already.

13 Oct 2013 
I just had my first taste of NW Greening (12 Oct. '13) in E. WA, and found it surprisingly good eaten in hand. Something about our basalt/sandy soil and dry summers that brings out the best in this and another Wisconsin apple, Wolf River? I look forward to using these massive apples in the kitchen.

12 Dec 2012 
Very large fruited green-yellow skinned apple that is extremely cold hardy and excellent for cooking. Has a unique flavor. Very poular in western WI and Minnesota.

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Beneath its tough skin the greenish yellow flesh is firm, juicy and mildly tart. Best when cooked into sauce or made into pies as it does not rate high for fresh eating.


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Golden Russet x Alexander
  • Originates from: Wisconsin, United States
  • Introduced: 1872
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1813


  • Cedar apple rust  - Some susceptibility

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References and further reading about this variety

  • Cedar-Apple Rust  
    Author: Stephen Vann, University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture (FSA7538)
    Rated as susceptible - control usually needed where CAR is prevalent.

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