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Ruby Rome Beauty

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A more highly coloured clone of Rome Beauty. Discovered in about 1912 by M.F. Hubbs, in Hall Orchard, Milton-Freewater, Oregon, USA. Introduced in 1928. Fruits have creamy white, rather coarse-textured, juicy flesh with little flavour.

Black Rome Beauty, Cherry Red Rome Beauty, Miller Ruby Rome, Ruby Red Rome, Ruby Rome
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Sport of Rome Beauty

Accession No.
1952 - 040


Accession name
Ruby Rome Beauty
Flowering time  ›››
12th May10% flowering
18th MayFull (80%) flowering
25th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
medium-large 1
Globose 1
weak-medium 1
medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish green 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium-high 1
Over Colour Pattern
mottled/solid flush 1
very low 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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