Roman Stem

Why you should be excited

Roman Stem is an old apple variety from New Jersey, notable for both its quality and its productiveness.

The story of Roman Stem

In a world with many, many interesting apple varieties and -- for most of us -- limited growing space, it can be hard to pick varieties to plant.

We just barely have room for our 365 different varieties in our orchard, but few other apple tree owners have the luxury of so many.

Why, then, would people choose to grow a relatively unknown variety like Roman Stem? For some, the novelty factor may be important, but still, there are lots of novelty varieties to choose among.

So we also demand good flavour, nice texture, attractiveness and a tree that produces large crops annually. That plus the novelty factor.

And that's exactly what we get from Roman Stem.

Roman Stem Facts

Its origins

Discovered in New Jersey, USA, sometime before 1868.

Flavour, aroma, texture

The tender and juicy flesh verges on being sweet.


A medium-sized apple that's roundish and pale green-skinned, often with blushes of pale pink or bronze on the sunny side, plus russet patches.

When they’re available

Late season (usually in mid-October).

Quality for fresh eating


Quality for cooking


Keeping ability

We'll let you know when we find out.