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Apple
Empire 

 

 

 

 
SummaryOne of the best McIntosh-style apples, with a good sweet vinous flavor, and easy to grow.




Identification

Empire




Fruit colourRed




Flesh colourWhite to Cream, pale yellow




Fruit sizeSmall




Fruit shapeRound




Using

Empire




FlavorGood




Flavour styleSharp / refreshing




Ripening periodMid-Late season




Use/Keeping




Cooking result




Growing

Empire




Picking




Cropping




VigourAverage growth




PollinationFlowering group 4
Flowers Mid-Late season
Partially self-fertile
Gardening skillVery easy




ProblemsScab - Some susceptibility
Mildew - Some resistance
Fireblight - Some resistance
Cedar apple rust - Some resistance

Other

Empire




Country of originUnited States




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