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Northwestern Greening apple

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.

Visitor reviews

  • 14 Oct 2018  Bonnie,  MN/BENTON, United States
    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  Bonnie Deardorff,  MINNESOTA, United States
    The perfect pie apple. Not too much juice, great flavor, holds shape well!
  • 11 Aug 2014  Carla Zimmerman,  WISCONSIN, United States
    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  Dave Liezen,  WASHINGTON, United States
    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  Paul Schwabe,  WI, United States
    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.

Tree register

United States

Harvest records for this variety

2020 season

  • 1st week August  2020  - tree owned by Mike in Alexandria, United States


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

Parents and other ancestors of this variety


  • Cedar apple rust  - Some susceptibility

Where to buy fresh fruit

United States


  • 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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