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Similkameen Nurseries Ltd.

Apple "Empire"

Regular price $40.69 CAD
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Order fulfilment occurs after harvest between April 1st - April 30th


Eating, Juice, Cider

Sweet, Vinous

            The Empire apple was first developed in the 1940s out of Cornell University, and still represents approx. 60% of New York’s apple production.  This varietal produces a medium-sized, crisp and semi-firm fruit, that has a vinous sweetness indicative of it’s McIntosh parentage.  This is a typical lunch-box apple, that has a maroon-red flush over a light-green background.  Mid-season,   Heavy cropper.  Moderate disease resistance.  

Zone Hardiness: 4 (Map link)

Picking Season: Late September 

Storage: 2-3 months

Pollination Group: III (Compatible with II and IV) (Chart) (Partially Self Fertile)

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