Bare Root Size: 2 – 3′
Red Rome apples trees are spur-bearing trees that allow fruit to form on each limb, which means more fruit! Because of their prolific yields, they were once referred to as ‘mortgage maker. They have thick skins that make them excellent baking apples. They will keep their shape when sautéed or poached or when cooked in any other manner. They also make delicious pressed cider as well as pies, cobblers, and crisps. They are good for eating fresh from the tree too.
The Rome apple was named after Rome Township, Ohio where the apple was first planted by chance in 1817 on the Gillett family property.
This variety is self-pollinating. You may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You’ll get fruit with only one plant!
USDA Zone 4 – 8