Parentage: McIntosh x Red Delicious
Origin: Geneva, New York
Ripening Period: Mid September
Storage: Keeps for 3-4 months
Flavor: Mostly tart
Uses: Eating fresh, cooking
Availability at Wilson’s Orchard: Pick-your-own & pre-picked
Interesting Tidbit: Empire is one of the most successful apple varieties introduced by Cornell’s Agricultural Experiment Station.