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Red Rome apple

A redder-colored sport of Rome Beauty.

Red Rome identification images

USDA identification images for Red Rome

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.


    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

    Sport

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

    Offspring of this variety


    Visitor reviews

    • 26 Dec 2013  UTAH, United States
      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  NY, United States
      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  WA, United States
      Bitter, watery, mealy. Yuck! Gorgeous color, red veins in the flesh, icky for eating out of hand.

    Tree register

    United States

    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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    Harvest records for this variety

    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

    Origins

    • Species: Malus domestica

    Using

    • Food uses: Culinary
    • Cooking result: Keeps shape

    Growing

    • Flowering group: 5

    Climate

    • Chill requirement: Low-chill

    Identification

    • Fruit colour: Red

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Red Rome:

    United States




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