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Red Rome

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Dual purpose. December-April. A more highly coloured clone of Rome Beauty. Originated in Barnley, Australia. Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1950. Fruits have creamy white, rather coarse textured, juicy flesh with little flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Sport of Rome Beauty
Mother to:
Roanoke

Accession No.
1950 - 124

  

Accession name
Red Rome (Australia)
Flowering time  ›››
13th May10% flowering
19th MayFull (80%) flowering
26th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Globose 1
Height
65.20 mm 1
Width
75.57 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish green 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
high 1
Over Colour Pattern
solid flush 1
Russet
very low 1
Juiciness
dry-medium 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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