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Prospect Greening
Prospect Greening
Prospect Greening Apple Fall. Possibly Prospect, Waldo County, ME, before 1900.

A mid-fall variety, perfect if you love to cook in October. Medium-large and roundish-oblate fruit with a lot of russet netting and a glowing orange-pink blush. The basin is shallow and the stem-end cavity is narrow and deep.

The flesh is white, subacid and well-balanced. Makes a very good sauce. Use it in pies. Cooked apples are better than fresh—browns very quickly.

Rediscovered in 2014 with the help of Todd Little-Siebold who directed me to a small orchard on Verona Island at the mouth of the Penobscot River just over the amazing bridge from Prospect. There were twelve trees including six Wolf Rivers and four of these wonderful Greenings. I knew I was in love with this apple before I’d even taken a bite.

Probably midseason bloomer. No scab. Z4-7. Maine Grown. (3-6' trees)

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Additional Information


All apple trees require a second variety for pollination, but any apple or crabapple blooming at the same time, within a quarter mile, will probably do.

Planting distance depends on the rootstock:
Plant standard trees (A) 25-30' apart.
Plant Bud 118 (B) rootstocks 20-25' apart.
Plant M111 (C) rootstocks 15-20' apart.
Plant Bud 9 (D) rootstocks 5-10' apart.

Each apple variety has a climate range where it will thrive and produce its best fruit. At the end of each apple description we list a range of zones. For example, Z3-4 signifies that this apple will reach perfection in Zones 3 and 4 and that we don’t recommend it farther south even though it would be plenty hardy. Z4-6 means that this apple will reach perfection in Zones 4, 5 or 6. Although we have received reports from southern areas that some of our rarest Maine apples are thriving, we suggest you use this guide to select apples most appropriate to your area.

Varieties bearing annually are noted; others normally bear every other year. With diligent annual pruning and thinning, most apples will produce an annual crop, one heavy, the next light.

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