A native-New Yorker, the Empire is appropriately named and was developed at Cornell University in 1966. A combination of Red Delicious and McIntosh, it’s a sweet and tart combination that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways.

Months Available

September - June

Flavor Profile

Sweet
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Tart

Best Used for

  • Baking

  • Cooking

  • Sandwiches and Salads

  • Snacking