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Empress apple

Fruit is medium sized, 90% red, with excellent eating quality and the aromatics of Jonamac.

Visitor reviews

  • 28 Oct 2011  David M. Taylor,  WI, United States
    This wonderful little red apple has a very strong flavor of star anise or licorice, like none I've ever tasted before. Simply wonderful. Like its Jonamac parent, it goes soft quickly and probably won't keep much past October or November.

Tree register

United States


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Jonamac x Vista Bella
  • Introduced: 1966
  • Developed by: New York Fruit Testing
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1682


  • Country of origin: United States

Where to buy fresh fruit

United States

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