Apple 'Empire' - 7 Gal.


Malus 'Empire'

Empire' is a cross between 'McIntosh' and 'Red Delicious'. The result is a crisp, medium-sized apple with dark, red-blushed skin and cream flesh that is sweet with a slightly tart flavor. Get ready for a bountiful harvest of quality fruit in mid September! A good disease resistant apple that bears young and reliably even in hot summer climates. Makes a good pollinator for 'Winesap','Gravenstein' and 'Jonagold'. A tasty, fresh-eating apple with a good storage life.

Seasonal Note: Many deciduous plants have started to go dormant for the season. You may experience yellow, spotted and dropping leaves. This is completely normal at this point in the season. Reach out if you have any questions!

Zone: 4 - 8

Mature Size: 12 - 15 ft High x 12 - 15 ft Wide

Current Size Est.: 5-6'

Growing Tips

Thrives in full sun in average, well-drained soil that is slightly acidic. Prune in late winter. Prune in winter to promote open branching and good airflow for fruiting.

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

Availability and quality confirmed as of Wednesday, December 2 2020

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