Apple (Malus) 'Empire'

Empire Apple

Categories: Fruit Tree

Attractive, medium -sized fruit with red blushed skin. Sweet flavor and firm texture. Very good fresh eating apple. Medium storage life. Excellent pollen source for other apples.


More About Apple (Malus) 'Empire'

  • 'McIntosh x 'Red Delicious', New York, 1966

Can be biennial in its bearing tendancies.


Spacing:

10-20 Ft

Hardiness Zone:

4-8

Apple (Malus) 'Empire' Characteristics

Exposure

  • Sun Tolerant

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Needs well drained soil

Bearing/Fruiting Time

  • Late season

Bloom Time

  • Mid season

Disease Resistance

  • fire blight resistant
  • apple scab resistant

Fruit Qualities

  • texture, hard/firm
  • sweet

Fruiting Attributes

  • medium size
  • all purpose
  • good for eating

Plant Size

  • Semi-dwarf (12-18')