Crown™ Empire

Crown™ Empire
(Crist Cv.) PP#11,201

An intense, red blush sport discovered at Crist Brothers Orchard, Walden, New York in 1990. Develops full red color two weeks ahead of Empire. Very productive and a better annual bearer than other blush strains observed. Crown™ Empire has very favorable shipping qualities, making it the ideal export Empire. Trees are somewhat less vigorous than standard Empire.

Propagated Rootstocks:
Bud 9, M-9 / EMLA 111, EMLA 7, G-41

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Maturity Chart

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.)

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About Rootstock

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.

Rootstock Chart

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Pollination Charts

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.

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