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Yorkshire Greening apple

An old Yorkshire culinary apple, thought to have arisen in the 18th century.  Rated by the Victorian author Hogg as first-rate, it was nevertheless superseded in Victorian times by larger culinary varieties with better keeping qualities.  Nevertheless it has the juicy acidity which is the basic requirement of a cooker.  Its common alternative name - Yorkshire Goosesauce - hints at its culinary use to cut through the fat of winter goose recipes.

Yorkshire Greening is a good variety to grow in difficult locations - it is a tough tree and a reliable cropper.

Yorkshire Greening identification images

USDA identification images for Yorkshire Greening

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

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    Tree register

    United Kingdom

    New Zealand

    • Giles in HAMILTON, WAIKATO

    Harvest records for this variety

    2009 season

    • 1st week October  2009  - tree owned by Melvin in Wakefield, United Kingdom


    • Species: Malus domestica
    • Parentage: Unknown
    • Introduced: 1803


    • Picking season: Late
    • Cropping: Heavy
    • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
    • Flavor style (apples): Sharper
    • Food uses: Culinary
    • Food uses: Traditional cooker
    • Cooking result: Puree


    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Ploidy: Triploid
    • Growth habit: Spreading / Flat-topped
    • Bearing regularity: Regular
    • Organic culture: Suitable


    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Period of origin: 1750 - 1799
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green

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