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Barkley Red Rome

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A more highly coloured clone of Rome Beauty which was discovered in 1944 by G.L. Barkley, Manson, Washington, U.S.A. Introduced in 1953. Fruits are rather coarse-textured, juicy but with little flavour.

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

Accession No.
1969 - 064


Accession name
Barkley Red Rome
Flowering time  ›››
17th May10% flowering
21st MayFull (80%) flowering
27th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
small-medium 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
very low 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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