The Rhode Island Greening was the most widely planted apple tree in the Northeastern United States during the 1800s. This abandoned orchard was last managed in 2005. It has been unsprayed and fallow ever since and is being reclaimed to be a cider orchard.
The bracing acidity and luscious nose make it an excellent heirloom for cider making. Pair with spicy food, cheddar, soft goat cheese, or pork.