Texture - Firmness
Very firm and crunchy
Internal Character
Bright white flesh
Tart, Sweet & Juicy
Excellent for fresh eating, salads and sauce; Very good for pies, baking & freezing
Facts of Interest
They ripen during September and October, and will keep until January. Empire was developed at Cornell University in New York state, USA in the 1940s, and its parents are classic old North American varieties - Delicious and McIntosh. These are both shiny red apples. It is an ideal lunch-box apple, not least because it does not bruise easily.
Sweet and tart at the same time. Use for fresh-cut slices, candy and caramel apples. Also used in baking. Texture remains very firm, a good storing apple. Popular in Great Britain. Empire has all the qualities growers look for, easy
maintenance, strong well-shaped trees, attractive
apples, and heavy crops - no biennial bearing. Although Empire can be stored for a short period, it is
best when eaten straight from the tree. It has the
characteristic and unusual McIntosh flavor, often
described in apple textbooks as "vinous". Perhaps the
best way to describe it is like a hint of melon or pineapple
or elderflower.

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