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Empire apples have a smooth texture and ripen in mid-September. Empire is a cross between McIntosh and Red Delicious and takes on the best characteristics of both. It is redder and firmer than McIntosh, and because it stores longer it provides the your local market with a McIntosh-type apple well into the spring. Some claim that Empire's flavor, like fine wine, improves during storage. It combines the mild tartness of McIntosh with full-flavored Red Delicious sweetness. It is excellent for eating out of hand and in salads and for use in baking and cooking.