Apple Varieties

Empire

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Its characteristics

The Empire packs a punch with its beautiful dark red skin and firm flesh. Delightfully crisp and resistant to bruising, it’s perfect for a snack! Its aromatic flavour is also ideal for making cider.

Firmness

Crisp

Taste

Tart

Picking

July to September

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Small apple, big story

Its name hints at its place of origin: the state of New York, also known as the Empire State. This apple has quite the lineage. It was born at Cornell University in the 1940s and raised by a McIntosh father and a Red Delicious mother. It has been cultivated in orchards since 1960, to the enjoyment of many food lovers.

Perfect recipes for this apple

At the core of our apple juice

Treat yourself to an apple a day! Perfect for a snack or to cook with, it is also the star of our delicious juices.