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Double Red Rome Beauty

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Tetraploid. A sport of Rome Beauty being flatter in shape and being almost entirely flushed with bright crimson and darker streaks. It was discovered in about 1920 by Earle E. Cowin, Wapato, Washington, USA. Fruits have rather coarse-textured, juicy flesh but tends to lack flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Sport of Rome Beauty

Accession No.
1950 - 131


Accession name
Double Red Rome Beauty
Flowering time  ›››
12th May10% flowering
18th MayFull (80%) flowering
26th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
medium 1
Oblong 1
very weak 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
very high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
coarse 1
Flesh Colour
White 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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