Rome Beauty apple tree was discovered in 1820 as a chance seedling near Rome, Ohio. Though its parentage is unclear, Rome Beauty apples are known as the ‘baker’s buddy’ for its ability to retain its round shape and tangy flavor during cooking. Rome apples are 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 a favorite baking and drying apple, a good keeper on and off the tree. The Rome Beauty apple tree is medium sized and spreading with age. Scab resistant and late blooming. Also good choice where hard freezes in late spring are common. Please see below for further insight on our heirloom apple tree Rome Beauty and discover additional consideration for selecting the appropriate fruit trees to buy for your home and small farm.
USDA Certified Organic
Considerations for Rome Beauty
USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Uses: Cider, Cooking / Sauces, Fresh Eating
Harvest Period: Very Late
Low Chill: Yes
Bloom Period: Late
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Origin Date: Ohio 1820
Storage: 3 Months or More
Disease Resistance: Good
Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
Our trees range in height 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). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch; *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. .
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
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.