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Fresh & Juicy Empire Apples (Homegrown)

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Sold out until mid-September
Lena Beiler, long-time employee here at Kauffman's Fruit Farm always insisted that Empire was the best (only?) variety available for crowd-pleasing apple pies!

Watch "Five Delicious Apple Hacks" Video.
Red Delicious and McIntosh are the parents of this variety (doesn't such a cross sound like a winner?) and Empire combines the best traits of each! Featuring a fine balance of sweet and tart attributes that its lineage would suggest, this apple has been a taste test winner in our market. Don't be too surprised if Empire apples from the GMO-free orchards of Kauffman's Fruit Farm turn out to be winners in your snacks (think lunchboxes with its ideal size and hard-to-bruise texture), desserts or apple salads and if they perform equally well as the main ingredient in your apple pies and baked apple dishes!

Now that we're thinking of apple pies again (let's see, what is more American than apple pie?), allow us to introduce you to Mom's Apple Pie, of which Gina Martin, a Mennonite mother of six says, "I've never eaten an apple pie that I like better than my mom's recipe. This was the first pie that I learned to make when I was about twelve. Which reminds me that I should teach my twelve-year-old how to make it." (Emphasis added)

For the above reasons and more Empire gained quick acceptance in the northeast United States after its introduction in 1966 and yet today is one of the top ten apple varieties produced in the United States. Source: U.S. Apple Association

Trivia question: Can you guess in which state the Empire variety originated?

More great varieties which we grow on our farm and which are similar to Empire include Cortland and Cameo.

Difficult to find Empire apples in orchards or stores near you? Maybe we can help!! You can (right here!) easily buy one (or several!) boxes which are carefully filled with apples that are juicy, tasty, and good for your health.

The boxes we use feature high-density foam cushioning with each piece of Empire fruit occuping its own foam slot for maximum protection, and we pack fruit of highest quality. However, we have no control over distance, storage, temperature, or handling during transit, so if the fruit arrives overripe or spoiled, we most likely will not offer a refund, although you're welcome to contact us about it. We offer 2nd Business Day and Next Business Day shipping for apple lovers who'd like to take an extra step to protect their fruit during shipping. This item is not available for sale in or to California, Oregon, and Washington.

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