Mackey's Live Goods

Apple, Empire (Malus Empire), 7 gal

$99.99
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  • Delivery Available with Online Checkout
  • Not Available In-store at Colchester Mackey's
  • Available In-store at Willimantic Mackey's
  • Not Available In-store at Woodstock Mackey's

Preorder by: March 11, 2024

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*Delivery: the week of April 8, 2024.

*Preorder sale valid online through 3/11/24.

Get ready for a bountiful harvest of sweet & slightly tart fruit in mid September!

Tree Features:  

   Bloom Color: White
   Bloom Time: early Spring
   Mature Height: 12-15 ft
   Mature Spread: 12-15 ft
   Harvest: A bountiful harvest of medium-sized dark red fruit in mid-September
   Zone: 4-8

   Pollination: Cross-pollination by a different variety of early or early-mid Spring blooming apple tree within 50 feet is key to its growth and success.
   Placement: Full Sun

          Nursery Stock Specifications:

               Pot Size: 7 gallon 
               Age: 3+ years old, fruiting

Fruit Profile:

   Color: Dark red-blushed skin , light green blush & cream flesh
   Texture: Smooth & thin skin, firm, crisp & light juice
   Taste:  Perfect balance of sweet & tart when eaten fresh, balanced acidity
   Cooking: Good for cooking & baking, sauce & cider
   Origin: New York

Other notes:

  • Excellent for using & eating fresh from the tree
  • Good storage life
  • Cross between a McIntosh & a Red Delicious
  • A good disease resistant apple that bears young and reliably, even in hot summer climates

Care:

  • Feed twice a year with a slow release fertilizer. Fertilize in early spring before growth starts and late fall after the leaves have fallen and the ground isn't yet frozen. (5 minutes of work)
  • Prune in late winter to remove crossing branches and promote good airflow to encourage fruiting. (5-10 minutes of work) 

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