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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 Uses

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

Special Hint

  • Small Empires are great for school lunches. Kids love Empire's sweet-tart taste and super crunchy texture.


  • September through August

Braeburn | Cortland | Crispin | Empire | Fortune | Fuji | Gala | Ginger Gold | Golden Delicious | Honeycrisp | Idared | Jonagold
| McIntosh | Paula Red | Red Delicious | Red Rome | Twenty Ounce | Other Varieties

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