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Stark® Red Romance™ Apple

Available Spring 2018

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Flavor rivals Honeycrisp. A deep-red dessert apple, with pale yellow-cream flesh that’s full of juice and sweet crunch. Tree grows like Gala, but thrives further south. Tolerates wet seasons with little or no fruit rot. Shows promising resistance to cedar apple rust, apple scab and fire blight. Stores up to 6 months. Originates from Winchester, Illinois in 2002. Ripens in early October, about 2-1/2 weeks after Honeycrisp. Pollinator required: Choose another apple variety like Starkspur® Red Rome Beauty, Stark® Jon-A-Red® Jonathan, or any Golden Delicious. May be covered by patent (U.S.P.P. application filed).

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Bloom Color Pink, White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Early October
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet, Rich Flavor
Texture Crisp, Juicy
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 5 - 7

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 7
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following within 50' for optimum pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.


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Will this Red Romance apple tree pollinate with a pink lady or a crabapple tree?
Kathryn E on Aug 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Red Romance is a later bloomer than those two; please see the recommended pollinators above for a suitable partner.
Is this the same tree as Ruby Darling?
Ukon Cornelious on Apr 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, they're not the same tree. They are both Honeycrisp/Gala crosses, however. They both ripen in early October, but if you live in an area with prolonged wet seasons, Stark?? Red Romance??? would be the better choice.

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