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Apple trees
Empire

One of the most widely-planted McIntosh style apples, Empire has the Mac flavor but improves on it.
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Using


Apple trees
Empire
Picking seasonLate
UsesEating fresh
Juice
CroppingHeavy
Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
Flavor style (apples)Vinous
Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
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Growing


Apple trees
Empire
Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
Pollination group3
Pollinating othersAverage
PloidyDiploid
VigourAverage vigour
Bearing regularityRegular
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
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Disease resistance


Apple trees
Empire
ScabSome susceptibility
MildewSome resistance
FireblightSome resistance
Cedar apple rustSome resistance
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Climate


Apple trees
Empire
Cold hardiness (USDA)(4) -30F / -34C
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)
Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)
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Identification


Apple trees
Empire
Country of originUnited States
Period of origin1900 - 1949
Fruit colorCrimson
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