Sweet & Tart
Empires premiered in 1966 in the Empire State of New York. They are a cross between Red Delicious and McIntosh developed by the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station at Cornell University. This crisp, juicy apple has a delightful sweet-tart flavor and creamy white flesh, making it a good all-purpose apple. Stake out your Empire between September and July.
Wonderful blend of sweet and tart
Juicy, very crisp, and a creamy white flesh
Excellent for eating and salads
Good for sauces, baking, pies and freezing
Small Empires are great for school lunches. Kids enjoy the sweet-tart taste and super crunchy texture.
Empire apples are harvested in late September. You can find Sun Orchard Empires in retailers September through October.