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Northwest Greening Apple

Northwest Greening Apple

Northwest Greening Apple

Malus domestica 'Northwest Greening'

Northwest Greening is an old heritage variety that Grandpa grew up with. It was a popular old winter variety that could sometimes produce exceptionally large apples almost 5" across. The fruit is a pale green, that turns yellow when fully mature. It has a waxy, smooth handsome finish. It is well known as a good keeper into the winter. It is a good all purpose sauce, cooking and pie apple with a mild, sub-acid flavor, but isn't a great fresh eating apple. It ripens mid-late in the fall.

Northwest Greening Apple Pricing

Item # Description Price
2770 Northwest Greening Apple - OUT OF STOCK FOR THE SEASON $0.00 Add Add to Cart


10-16 Feet



10-14 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-7


Malus domestica 'Northwest Greening'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Northwest Greening is one of the hardiest trees, reporting surviving up to 50 below zero. It was often used as a pollinator for other late-season and late blooming varieties.


A Little History about Northwest Greening Apple

Great-Grandma liked Northwest Greening because it would last long into the winter. She always had good apples to make pies and sauce out of. Greening was discovered in Wisconsin and introduced in 1872.

Malus domestica 'Northwest Greening' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Late blooming
Pollinizer needed
Fruit Characteristics
Very large fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Average vigor
Spreading habit
Harvest Period
Late fall
Other Attributes
Sub-acid flavor
Very crisp
Keeps well
Site Requirements
Very hardy
Skill Required
Average skill
Good for pies
Canning or freezing
Cooking or baking