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Empire
Empire is a cross between a McIntosh and a Red Delicious. Empire was created in Geneva, New York in 1966.

Fruit:
Empire’s flesh is juicy, white and has a crisp texture.  Empire is a dark red apple that is very waxy.

Bloom Time:
Mid April

Bloom Color:
Light pink - white

Pollination:
Diploid

Fruit Ripening Time:
September

Rootstocks:
EMLA 26 Dwarf Mature Height 10-12ft.
EMLA 111 Semi-Dwarf Mature Height 18-22ft.
BUD 9 Dwarf Mature Height 8-10ft.

Tree Characteristics:
Upright vigorous tree that is very consistent in its crop.

Exposure:
Full sun

Comments:
Empire is an excellent dessert apple and makes good cider.