Empires have juicy, very crisp, cream-white flesh and a sweet-tart flavor. They are a great all-purpose apple – good for eating, salads, cooking, sauce, and pies – and have a longer storage life than their McIntosh parent. They premiered in 1966 in the Empire State of New York, a cross between Red Delicious and McIntosh. They ripen in late September and early October.

Clark Farms at Bushy Hill Orchard
29 Bushy Hill Road
Granby, CT 06035