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Rome Beauty Step-Over

Originating on the northern bank of the Ohio River in a town called Rome. It appeared from a sucker below the graft of an orchard tree. It's a large brilliant red fruit that resists bruising and is a heavy cropper. Good eating and becomes very sweet. Can tolerate a low chill environment.

Important note on size. All my stepovers didnt make sufficient growth, and as such are sold as "small". In the paddock most got up to mid thigh (when in leaf!) and should do just fine. They've been discounted accordingly.

As we grow it on other rootstocks, be sure that you want it as a Step-over.

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$35.00

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Specifications

Ripening Time May - June
Fertility Needs a pollinator (produces viable pollen)
Growth Habit Can be espaliered as a step-over and kept to 0.5m -1m. Free standing tree grows to around 1 -1.5m tall.
Chill Tolerance Normal chill
Plant Sizes Normal: approx 70-130cm bare rooted; Small: approx 50-70cm bare rooted

Pollination Guide

  • Pollination is far simpler than most people think. Generally, unless self fertile simply get 2 or more different varieties in the same group (eg pears) to ensure adequate pollination. A more comprehensive explanation can be found in our Pollination Guide
  • More information on Espaliering
  • More information in our Articles and on planting and pruning.
  • Answers to Common Questions.

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Rome Beauty Step-Over

Rome Beauty Step-Over

Originating on the northern bank of the Ohio River in a town called Rome. It appeared from a sucker below the graft of an orchard tree. It's a large brilliant red fruit that resists bruising and is a heavy cropper. Good eating and becomes very sweet. Can tolerate a low chill environment.