Empire

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Description

Zone: 4 – 7
Pollination Group: 2
Ripens: End of September
Fertility: Needs a pollinator
Skin Colour: Dark red with slight striping
Flesh: Cream coloured
Flavour: Sub-acid. Aromatic. Sweet with a hint of McIntosh flavour.
Usage: Good for fresh eating, applesauce, and cider
Storage: About five months
Notes: Susceptible to powdery mildew and very susceptible to apple scab. Resistant to cedar apple rust and fire blight. Resists bruising.