Discovered at Teeple Farms in Wolcott, New York, Royal® Empire is an early-coloring strain of the original Empire. This selection colors to a deep scarlet red with a faint stripe and matures with Empire. Royal® Empire is equivalent in every aspect to the original Empire, but provides improved coloring. Tree vigor is stronger than other Empire strains, consequently producing a larger count Empire.
Bud 9 / EMLA 111, M-9 / EMLA 111, G-11, G-41
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Use this list to help choose fruit trees which yield fruit at different times throughout the season. (Harvest dates are approximate for south central PA. Adjust accordingly for other locations.)
Rootstocks are plants with pre-established root systems onto which a cutting or a bud from another plant is grafted, allowing for control of vigor and/or disease-resistant abilities.
Many fruit tree varieties are not self-fertile. In order to have successful pollination, it may be necessary to have two different varieties of tree.View the Apple Pollination Chart