Initially used as a rootstock for another variety, but when the graft failed a branch from below produced wonderful fruit. Introduced as Northwestern Greening in1872.
Very large, roundish, irregularly shaped storage apple recommended for all culinary use. Green or yellowish white flesh is firm, crisp, juicy and subacid. Light greenish-yellow, tough and waxy skin, sometimes with a light red blush and numerous raised dots.
Keeps all winter in the root cellar. In its heyday, a bushel of Northwestern Greenings won first prize at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.
Late-midseason bloomer. Z3.
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