Empire Apple Tree

Malus domestica Empire

Family :
Rosaceae
Origin :
Horticultural
Hardiness Zone :
4b
Light requirement :
Full sun
Height at maturity :
6 m
Spread at maturity :
5 m
Crown shape :
Pyramidal and rounding
Roots :
Has two types of roots: permanent roots, thick and spreading, forming a horizontal layer less than 50 cm from the surface, from which many vertical roots start which descend to the impermeable layer or to the water table.
Fertility :
Self-sterile: It is necessary to plant another variety of apple tree nearby for fruit production.
Spacing requirement from power lines :
None
Growth rate :
Medium
Common problems (disease, fungus, insects) : :
High sensivity to scab and mildew. Need to be treated frequently.
Special comments :
The Empire variety was created by the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva in 1945 but th cultivar was available in 1966. Put a rodent guard at autumn. Water well at the plantation and regularly when drought in the first years.

LEAVES

Dark green and shiny.

FLOWERS

White flowers over 3 centimeters of diameter.

FRUITS

Red and very crispy apples.
Keeps well.

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