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Similkameen Nurseries Ltd.

Apple "Rome"

Regular price $46.26 CAD
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Rootstock Descriptions and Information

Order fulfilment occurs after harvest between April 1st - April 30th


The Queen of Baking Apples

            [Acid-medium; Sugar-high; Tannin-low]

Culinary, Cider

Tangy, Mildly Sweet

Physical Attributes:
  • Shape: Medium-large, round
  • Skin: Glossy, green base with significant red flush, and darker red striping. White lenticels, thick skinned.
  • Flesh: Crisp white, fine and firm.

            Flavour enhances during cooking. Very traditional flavors of sweet, rich, molasses and spices.

Neat History:

            Cultivated by Joel Gillett 1816 Rome, OH and has gone on to become one of the top ten apples sold in the United States.

Growing Attributes:
  • Precocity: Early
  • Vigour: Moderately high, tendency to weep
  • Disease Tolerance: Poor
  • Zone Hardiness: 4 (Map link)
  • Pollination Group: V (Chart) (Diploid, Self-Fertile)
  • Cropping: Annual, reliable heavy crops
  • Picking Season: October
  • Storage: 3-4 months
  • Special Care: Tip bearing


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