Apple
Malus x domestica 'Empire'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Species: x domestica (doh-MESS-tik-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Empire
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Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Pollination:

Unknown - Tell us

Rootstock Vigor:

Unknown - Tell us

Bearing Habit:

Unknown - Tell us

Disease Resistance:

Resistant to Cedar-Apple Rust

Fruit Usage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By grafting

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Traverse City, Michigan

Winston Salem, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 1, 2007, Kelli from L.A. (Canoga Park), CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

These are the best-tasting apples I have ever had.

Neutral

On Jan 25, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Excellent fresh and great for cider. Tree is very vigorous with heavy crops each year.

Neutral

On Nov 27, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

This fine-flavored apple is a cross of Red Delicious and McIntosh raised by R.D. Way in 1945 and released in 1966 by the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva. Currently a popular commercial variety favored for its clean, sweet flavor and striking red color. It is quite aromatic with a hint of McIntosh flavor. Fruit is medium-sized with waxy yellow skin covered an attractive, bright red blush. The creamy white flesh is crisp, sweet, and juicy. Ripens September to October and keeps well until March.