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Malus x domestica 'Empire'

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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:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By grafting

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Profile:

1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Kelli 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 smiln32 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 Big_Red 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.

Regional...

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

Fort Wayne, Indiana
Traverse City, Michigan
Winston-salem, North Carolina



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