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With the popular Red Delicious and McIntosh for parents, Empire apples were destined to be a hit. It's a sweet-tart combination that's great for everything. The New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva introduced this new variety in 1966.

What's It Like?

  • A wonderful blend of sweet and tart
  • Juicy
  • Very crisp, creamy white flesh

Best For

  • Excellent for eating and salads
  • Good for sauce, baking, pies and freezing


  • September through August
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