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Empress apple

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

USDA identification images for Empress

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

    Visitor reviews

    • 28 Oct 2011  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 - Apple
    • Parentage: Jonamac x Vista Bella
    • Originates from: United States
    • Introduced: 1966
    • Developed by: New York Fruit Testing


    • Country of origin: United States

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