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Royal Empire™ Apple Tree

(6 customer reviews)


Begins shipping mid-April.

Pollinator required to bear fruit

Begins shipping
early September

Pollinator required to bear fruit

Better than the original.

Markedly more red than the original, with nearly 90% covered with deep purple/dark red stripes. The taste is similar to Empire, which has the sugar content of a Delicious and the famous flavor of a McIntosh. The flesh is crisp and white. The variety shows some resistance to rust, mildew and fire blight, which makes it easy to maintain. Ripens in mid-September. Pollinator required: Choose another early or mid-blooming apple variety. A licensed variety of Cornell University.


Bloom ColorPink
Fruit ColorRed
Fruit SizeMedium
Soil CompositionLoamy
Soil pH Level6-7
Soil MoistureWell Drained
Bloom TimeEarly-Mid
Years to Bear2-5
Shade LevelFull Sun
Hardiness Zone Range4-7

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

Semi-Dwarf  3.5 – 4.5 m tall x 3.5 – 4.5 m wide (12 – 15′ tall x 12 – 15′ wide)

Recommended Spacing

Semi-Dwarf 3.5 – 4.5 m (12 – 15′)

Ship Height

Semi-dwarf, Bare-root Ships 0.9 – 1.2 m tall (3-4′ tall) with a 9.5 mm (3/8″) trunk.
Supreme Semi-Dwarf EZ Start® Ships 0.9 – 1.2 m (3-4′) Tall with advanced root system in a 12.7×12.7×30.5 cm (5x5x12″) EZ Start® Pot.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant a different variety within 15 meters (50 feet) for best pollination.

Recommended Pollinators: Red Delicious, Liberty, Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Buckeye Gala, Honeycrisp, Cortland, Ginger Gold, Golden Delicious, Winter Banana, Zestar, SnowSweet

How do I find my Hardiness Zone?

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6 reviews for Royal Empire™ Apple Tree

  1. Nick Ho

    solid bare root shipment with nice root structure.purchased on 2021 and now in fall of 2022 its at least 6 feet tall and 5 solid scaffolds.

  2. Ivan Beaulieu

    its doing awsome i wish i would have gotten a few more

  3. John Smedberg

    Service was very good. Would order again. Timely dwelivery.

  4. Mark Westenberg

    Still waiting for them to fruit,but growing well. First time growing apples.

  5. Domenic Russo

    Year two, hasn’t fruited yet but strong and healthy growth so far.

  6. Keenan Franley

    I planted this tree in March of 2021, and it is growing well without issues. I look forward to it fruiting in the next couple of years.

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