This image depicts a number of freshly washed Rome Beauty apples, still sparkling with a coating of water droplets that had been placed atop a bright blue ceramic dish. The Rome Beauty is available beginning in September through July. It’s not only a baker's dream, but also a great eating apple. The Rome’s smooth, blazingly bright red skin covers its sweet, slightly juicy flesh. Primarily a cooking apple, the Rome’s flavor intensifies, and becomes richer when baked or sautéed.