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Empire

Empire

Harvest: 
late September
Season: 
October-November
Quality: 
medium sized attractive red apple with mild flavor, firm texture.
Use: 
fresh-eating, baking

Empire is a cross between Red Delicious and McIntosh and combines the best qualities of each. It is firmer and sweeter than McIntosh and keeps longer. It has some of the sweetness of Red Delicious, with much more character. Empire is better for baking than either of its parents. A good all purpose apple.

U-Pick Variety: 
yes