$10.00 – $30.00
Empire apples are red, juicy, firm, crunchy and sweet. They ripen late in the season, and will keep until January. Empire apples are excellent for eating and salads, and good for sauce, baking pies and freezing. It is an ideal lunch-box apple as is does not bruise easily.
About Empire Apple
Empire apple trees produce fruit which is red, juicy, firm, crunchy and sweet. They ripen late in the season, and will keep until January. The original seed was a cross between the varieties McIntosh and Red Delicious. Empire apples are excellent for eating and salads, and good for sauce, baking pies and freezing. It is an ideal lunch-box apple as is does not bruise easily.
Latin Name: Malus Domestica ‘Empire’
Origin: 1900-1949, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva. Introduced 1945.
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Light: Full sun
Pollination: All apples need another variety nearby for pollination. Neighboring trees often offer sufficient pollen for good fruit set.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 12-16ft.
Bloom Time: Mid-Late season
Harvest Time: Late Season
Forest Garden Use: Canopy Layer, Understory Layer
Bareroot, 1 gallon, 2 gallon, 3 gallon, 5 gallon, 7 gallon
Dwarf, Semi-Dwarf, Standard, Ultra Dwarf
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A guide to choosing the right size
1 Quart = Available for immediate dispatch. Plants are between 3in-36in in height. They are like small plug plants with deep (5in) roots that will get established very quickly.
Bareroot = Field grown plants that have been freshly lifted and supplied with no soil around the roots. Only available during the dormant period November-April.
1 Gallon & larger = Container grown or bare root plants (planted in containers while dormant) and can be planted all year round. Nursery standard container size (also called #1). The size refers to the amount of soil that the container holds which is slightly less than 1 gallon. Please note that at the moment we do not ship gallon and larger plants.