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Rome Beauty

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated with H.N. Gillett in Lawrence County, Ohio, USA. Brought to notice in 1848. Fruits have creamy white, rather coarse-textured, juicy flesh with very little flavour. Fruits do not mature well in the UK.

Synonyms:
?Imperatore, ?Morella, Beaute de Rome, Belle de Rome, Faust's Rome Beauty, Frumusetea Romei, Gillet's Seedling, Gillett's Seedling, Morgenduit, Mussolinieapfel, Pomme de Romagne, Rimskaia Krasavita, Rimskaya Krasavitsa, Rimske Krasne, Roma szepe, Roman Beauty, Rome, Rome's Beauty
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Father to:
Monroe
Sports:
Barkley Red Rome
Double Red Rome Beauty
Glengyle Red
Red Rome
Ruby Rome Beauty
Shape
Oblong 2
Size
medium-large 2
Height
61.50mm 2
Width
77.50mm 2
Ribbing
weak 2
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Coarseness
coarse 2
Flesh Colour
Greenish 2

Accession No.
1943 - 007

  

Accession name
Rome Beauty
Flowering time  ›››
13th May10% flowering
19th MayFull (80%) flowering
25th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1


References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register