With the popular Red Delicious and McIntosh for parents, the Empire is a preferred variety for fresh apple slices used by McDonald’s. The New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva introduced this new variety in 1966. Empire is one of our specialties!


What’s It Like?

  • Sweet and tart
  • Juicy
  • Very crisp, creamy white flesh

Best Uses

  • Excellent for snacking, sauce, salads and cooking
  • Freezes well

Special Hint
Small Empires are great for school lunches. Kids love Empire’s sweet-tart taste and super crunchy texture.

September through August


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