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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.

Synonyms:
Black Rome Beauty, Cherry Red Rome Beauty, Miller Ruby Rome, Ruby Red Rome, Ruby Rome
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
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
Size
medium-large 1
Shape
Globose 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish green 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium-high 1
Over Colour Pattern
mottled/solid flush 1
Russet
very low 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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