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Empire

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1945 at New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva, New York. It was named and introduced in 1966. Fruits have crisp flesh with a subacid and aromatic flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
McIntosh x Delicious
Shape
Flat globose 2
Size
medium-large 2
Ribbing
very weak 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Amount)
very high 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Greasiness
Medium 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1962 - 041

  

Accession name
Empire
Flowering time  ›››
5th May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
16th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1


References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register