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Red Rome Apple

Red Rome Apple

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Rome-Red Rome Apple

Malus domestica 'Rome'

Grandpa's Choice(TM)" Red Rome is an old time favorite for cooking, baking, cider and drying. Rome is a medium to large size apple, with all red skin, and very firm, hard, white flesh. It ripens late in the season. Its fresh flavor is appreciate by some, but Grandpa always swore that if he ate one right off the tree, he would have to buy new dentures because they were so hard. But, after mellowing and ripening, they have a nice, sub-acid pleasant flavor.


10-14 Feet



8-12 Feet


Hardiness Zone


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170 Red Rome on Semi-standard (EMLA 111) root, Extra Large 5/8" up caliper grade $24.99 Add to Cart

Malus domestica 'Rome'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Red Rome is an easy tree to grow and maintain. It is a little less vigorous than most trees. The tree is rather "weepy" and drooping and has a distinct look to it that many other varieties don't have. Red Rome blooms late in the season, so is a great one for a frosty location. Pollinate with other late bloomers.


A Little History about Rome-Red Rome Apple

Rome was discovered in Ohio in 1848 and the original strain was a rather unsightly green stripey apple. Over the years, redder strains were discovered, but many had the bad habit of "reverting" a percentage of trees to the older greener fruit. Our strain was discovered in Washington by Noble Law, who Grandpa met on one of his many trips to visit his nursery friends out there. The "Law" strain was the first strain to retain its brilliant red color with no trees reverting to greener apples.

Malus domestica 'Rome' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Late blooming
Pollinizer needed
Fruit Characteristics
Large fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Spreading habit
Very productive
Compact habit
Harvest Period
Late fall
Other Attributes
Keeps well
Grandpa's Choice™
Sub-acid flavor
Very crisp
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Frost Resistant
Winter hardy
Skill Required
Easy to grow
Good for pies
Good for sauce
Canning or freezing
Cooking or baking
Good for drying