Empire cordon tree


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Empire cordon tree
Very clean crisp white flesh and a super-sweet, mild flavour together with that glorious dark red skin colour make this a most attractive apple to grow.

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Cordon Apple trees are a good choice for restricted areas and a fence or wall. They can be grown at a 45degree angle, or upright. The rootstock we use for our cordon is M9 which is the best stock for cordon trees. Plant 60-80cm’s apart.

Empire is an American apple, and very popular there. Raised 1945. Sometimes seen for sale in supermarkets here, a very handsome deeply lacquered red apple.

Empire cordon Apple tree – Season:

Pick from the tree in early-mid Octrober; will store until January or longer.

Empire Apple - appearance:

A moderately sized handsome apple almost entirely covered by a dark wine red shiny flush.

Empire apple treesflavour:

Very sweet, mild, vinous. Juicy texture crisp at first, becomes softer.


A classic dessert apple.

Cropping & Growth

Medium vigour, heavily cropping.

Empire - Pollination: ‘B’ Pollination group, so use varieties with the same or adjacent pollinating prefixes. Here are some good suggestions:



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