Malus domestica 'Red Rome'

Red Rome Apple

$44.98 | 5 G | 70 Avail. | $44.98

5 G Weight: 70.0 lb



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Red Rome Apple is a late season deciduous tree that produces medium to large fruit in early fall.  The highly fragrant white flower clusters bloom in summer attracting butterflies and hummingbirds Red Rome produces baking apples that ripen with thick hard flesh and cherry red skin in September or October with a mellow tart flavor when fresh.  Best fruiting in full sun with deep, slightly acidic, well-drained soil.  Needs other pollinators to produce fruit.  Fruits are best used in baking, ciders, or dried.  

Type: 

Tree

Height: 

8' - 20'

Spread: 

8’ - 20'

Spacing: 

15'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 8

Culture: 

Full Sun

Bloom Color: 

White

Season of Interest: 

SummerFall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: High Maintenance.  Water Regularly.  Potential issues include apple scab, cedar apple rust, fire blight, leaf spot and and powdery mildew.  Possible pests are aphids, maggots, boreres, and spider mites.  Most commercially available Apples are grafted onto their rootstock, resulting in dwarf (8-10ft), Semi-dwarf (12-15ft) or standard tree heights all with full sized fruits.  Ask the provider the rootstock classification for estimated size.  Dwarf stock is easier to maintain and produces fruit at an earlier age.
LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWildlife GardensShade TreeEdible Garden, and Container.

COMPANION PLANTS: Apple, Shasta Daisy, Bugleweed

IMAGE:  Photo by Bottoms Nursery, Red Rome Apples

PROJECT TOTAL: $00


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