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Malus domestica 'Empire'

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Description

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

 

Growth Rate: Moderate

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#deciduous#full sun#white flowers#pink flowers#white flower
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#deciduous#full sun#white flowers#pink flowers#white flower
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Malus
    Species:
    domestica
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    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.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 12 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 12 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Description:
    The white-pink flower blooms early.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Edible Garden