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Empire

What do you get when you cross a Red Delicious with a McIntosh? An Empire, an apple variety sweeter than a Mac and more tart than a Delicious, with juicy, firm, white flesh that does not easily bruise. Empire is a high-quality dessert apple and good for all culinary uses. It has a striking, deep red skin brushed with gold and green. Look for Empires in late September.

Discovered: 1945, New York

Parentage: McIntosh x Red Delicious

Harvest: Midseason

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The 2023 New England Apples wall calendar is here!

Every month features:

  • Beautiful photographs of New England orchards by Cosmo LaViola, Russell Steven Powell, and Bar Lois Weeks (plus front and back covers — 14 in all);
  • Photographs and descriptions of a different apple; and
  • A health tip about the benefits of eating apples.

Inside the back cover is a list of orchards, complete with contact information and websites.

Order yours by sending $10 to:

New England Apples, PO Box 41, Hatfield, MA 01038

Price includes postage and handling.

Or better yet, support New England’s apple growers by becoming a member of New England Apple Association, and receive a calendar as our gift!

New England Apples individual membership form

For more information, write to info@newenglandapples.org.