EMPIRE

Cross between Red Delicious and McIntosh

Cross between Red Delicious and McIntosh

Empire retains much of the McIntosh flavor, but it is slightly sweeter. This variety makes a great eating apple and inherits crispness and a longer storage life from the Red Delicious.

 

Taste: Mildly sweet, blend of sweet and tart, crisp and juicy

Uses: Eating, Salads, Sauces, Baking, Pies and Freezing. Stores well.