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Red Rome
Red Rome Apple

Perfect fried apple slices sitting next to a pork chop are probably Red Romes. These superb cooking apples retain their shape beautifully as well as their tart flavor. This old time variety originated in Ohio in 1816 but is widely grown in New York State.

What's It Like?

  • Mildly tart
  • Firm, greenish white flesh

Best Uses

  • Excellent for sauce, baking and pies
  • Good for salad and freezing

Special Hint

  • Combine Red Romes with a sweet apple such as Golden Delicious for tasty applesauce.


  • Late October through September

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