Contact Us800.325.4180Live Chat Free shipping on orders over $125!
A Note from Stark Bro's on Coronavirus (COVID-19) »

Description

An improved Empire. This apple has the sweetness of a Delicious and the flavor of a McIntosh. An improved Empire because it colors to a deeper red than Empire. White-fleshed. Some resistance to mildew, fire blight and rust. Ripens in mid-September. Best organic pollinators: Liberty or Whitney Crabapple. Best non-organic pollinators: Stark® GrandGala™ or Starkrimson® Red Delicious. A licensed variety of Cornell University.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Pink
Bloom Time Early - Mid
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium
Ripens/Harvest September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 4 - 7

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 7
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

The mature size of this variety depends on the version you choose to plant:
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15' Tall X 12 - 15' Wide
Dwarf 8 - 10' Tall X 8 - 10' Wide

Recommended Spacing

The space needed for this variety to grow depends on the size you plant:
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15'
Dwarf 8 - 10'

Pollination

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow apple trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

Estimated Delivery Date

Arrives when it's time to plant

Your success is our priority. We work hard to make sure that your order arrives at the ideal time for planting in your location based on your local climate conditions.

Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

Every order comes with our promise of satisfaction. If you aren't completely satisfied with your order, let us know within one year for a free one-time replacement or refund.

Tags

We've 'tagged' this item with specific keywords that help you find other products that share features or characteristics with this one. Select a tag below to view all the items that have that particular trait.

Questions & Answers

Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
Browse 2 questions Browse 2 questions and 2 answers
Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Recommended for my zone; disease resistant.
Mary Ann F on Oct 21, 2019
Recommended for my zone; disease resistant.
Mary Ann F on Oct 21, 2019
The recommended pollinators are for the royal empire apple are out of stock. Are there any others I can use?
Bethany D on Jan 29, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Take a look at the bloom time characteristic for another early-mid season bloomer. We have many more to choose from like the Chehalis and Buckeye Gala® Apple.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!

Customer Reviews

There are no reviews for this item. Write Review