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Malus Empire

Empire Apple

  • »  Great for Fresh Eating!
  • »  Crisp, medium-sized apple
  • »  Dark, red-blushed skin
  • »  Cream flesh that is sweet and slightly tart
  • »  Bountiful mid September harvest
  • »  Disease resistant
  • »  Bears young and reliably
  • »  Good storage life

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  • Category:Edibles
  • Hardiness Zone:4-8
  • Height:12-15 Feet
  • Spread:12-15 Feet
  • Bloom Color: Red Shades

Empire' is a cross between 'McIntosh' and 'Red Delicious'. The result is a crisp, medium-sized apple with dark, red-blushed skin and cream flesh that is sweet with a slightly tart flavor. Get ready for a bountiful harvest of quality fruit in mid September! A good disease resistant apple that bears young and reliably even in hot summer climates. Makes a good pollinator for 'Winesap','Gravenstein' and 'Jonagold'. A tasty, fresh-eating apple with a good storage life.

Attributes
Edible
Fall Color
Exposure
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Malus 'Empire'

Thrives in full sun in average, well-drained soil that is slightly acidic. Prune in late winter. Prune in winter to promote open branching and good airflow for fruiting.