Rome Beauty
Ohio, 1820


$39.95

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Rome Beauty apples were discovered in 1820 as a chance seedling near Rome, Ohio. Though its parentage is unclear, Rome Beauty is known as the ‘baker’s buddy’ for its ability to retain its round shape and tangy flavor during cooking. Rome is also a favorite for cider, salads and fresh eating. Fruit medium to very large with handsomely striped to almost solid red, thick skin. As mentioned favorite baking and drying apple, a good keeper on and off the tree. Tree medium sized and spreading with age. Scab resistant and late blooming: good choice where hard freezes in late spring are common.

 


CCOF Certified Organic:  Our apple trees (exception noted) grown by Trees of Antiquity are USDA Organic, Certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Our growing methods restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony by avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and genetic modification (GMO) species. Reg. #40-002449


Growing Considerations for Rome Beauty
Ohio, 1820

USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Heirloom: Yes

Bloom Period: Late

Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile

Harvest Period: Very Late

Low Chill: Yes

Disease Resistance: Good

Origin Date: 1800`s

Uses: Cider, Cooking / Sauces, Fresh Eating

Storage: 3 Months or More

Years to Bear: 2-4 years

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.

Rootstock: MM 111 (Semi-dwarf)

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.

Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)


Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 3/4 inch caliper*;  Trees range from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs).  *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.


                                                                                                  

 


Shipping Note:  Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.

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                                                    We are a GMO Free Fruit Tree Nursery

 


This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.