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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: MidseasonLearn more and find orchards
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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!
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