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Malus domestica "Empire"

Common Name(s):
Empire apple
Categories:
Edible Plants, Trees
Comment:

Empire apple tree is a clonally-propagated cultivar, a cross between varieties McIntosh and Red Delicious. It it highly susceptible to Scab and Powdery Mildew. The potential pollinizers would be Goldern or Red Delicious, Gala.

Height:
12-15 ft.
Flower:
The white-pink flower blooms early.
Zones:
4-7
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Full sun, well drained soil.
Edibility:
The fruit has a dark red over green background. It tastes juicy, firm, crunchy and sweet. Ripens from Mid-September until January. It is great for salads and fresh eating, good for sauce, baking and pies.
Width:
12-15 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 2961

Malus domestica "Empire" Fruit
Photo by Cliff Hutson, CC BY - 2.0