Red Rome Apple
An excellent and versatile apple that is delicious for fresh eating and also holds up very well in cooking. Discovered in the Rome Township of Ohio, Red Rome is an excellent storage apple and a great one to have on the homestead.
Latin Name: Malus sp.
Site and Soil: All apples like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: M-7 is considered a semi-dwarf . M-7 rootstock will grow 12-16 ft. in height.
Pollination Requirements: All apples need another variety nearby for pollination. Neighboring trees often offer sufficient pollen for good fruit set.
Hardiness: Red Rome Apple Tree should be hardy to minus 30° F or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 8-15 ft. in height
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: September
Yield: 30-50 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Can be affected by Apple Scab. Apple Scab is especially a problem in regions with wet springs, like we have in the Pacific Northwest. While it doesn’t seriously affect the eating quality of the fruit, it can cause black spots on the apples and foliage. Apple Scab can be controlled by sulfur and other sprays. Codling Moth can create wormy apples and aphids can damage the foliage of apple trees.
USDA Zone: 4
Sunset Western Zone: 1-9, 14-16
Sunset Northeast Zone: All zones