Some call it the Rome Beauty or the Red Rome, because it’s truly a red beaut. Rome apples are a deep red and their skin can sometimes have small white dots. They originated in Rome, Ohio and are one of few heirloom US varieties that are now widely-grown outside the USA.
Back in the day Rome apples were sometimes labeled as “Queen of the Baking Apples!” They’re a popular American cooking apple for two main reasons. They retain shape and their flavor is wonderfully intensified when cooked. Yes, you can also eat them fresh.
So when in/with Rome you’ll find that cooking brings out the beautiful flavors.