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Red Rome apple

Last updated 06 Jun 2011.

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Current rating: 3.5 out of 5. Total votes cast: 6

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26 Dec 2013 
Beautiful red color and interesting red veins throughout, but sadly that's about all this apple has going for it. Rather insipid and slightly bitter, with a mealy texture that is more akin to applesauce than an apple - it leaves much to be desired with this apple. Definitely not a desert apple and I will not be buying more of these.

22 Jan 2013 
Bo- With tender skin and medium-to-mildly crisp flesh, this apple is the california-roll of apples. Nice and mild for the whole family.

19 Mar 2012 
Bitter, watery, mealy. Yuck! Gorgeous color, red veins in the flesh, icky for eating out of hand.

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A redder-colored sport of Rome Beauty.


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1995
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1950-124


  • Fruit colour: Red


  • Uses: Cooking
  • Cooking result: Keeps shape


  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 5
  • Vigour: Average growth


  • Climate suitability: Warm climates
  • Chilling: Low-chill

Relationships to other varieties

This variety is a sport (natural genetic mutation) of:

Offspring of this variety:

Red Rome identification photos from official fruit collections

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United States

Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2015 season

  • 12th May  2015  - tree owned by Albany in Castleton, United States

2014 season

  • 28th April  2014  - tree owned by J.P.Curry in Sturgeon, United States

2012 season

  • 28th March  2012  - tree owned by J.P.Curry in Sturgeon, United States

2011 season

  • 15th April  2011  - tree owned by J.P.Curry in Sturgeon, United States

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Latest harvest records for this variety

2015 season

    2014 season

      2012 season

      • 2nd week August  2012  - tree owned by J.P.Curry in Sturgeon, United States

      2011 season

      • 3rd week October  2011  - tree owned by J.P.Curry in Sturgeon, United States

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