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This item was last sold on : 10/20/21
Empire apples are bright red with faint white striations; its top is capped with a light green blush. It is a medium-sized apple and round with a creamy white interior. Its crisp and juicy flesh has a flavor that is sweet like a Red Delicious and tart like a McIntosh.
Empire apples are available in the fall and early winter months.
Empire apples are a member of the rose family (Rosaceae) along with pears and quince. A successful cross between Red Delicious and McIntosh, the Empire contains flavor characteristics of both its parent apples. Empire apples were bred to resist pre harvest fruit drop and have a low likelihood of developing fireblight, a disease common in the Rosaceae family.