This wonderful apple is a actually a cross between a Mac and a Red Delicious resulting in sweet-tart combination that's great for everything. Juicy with creamy white flesh.
Bill and Andrea at Champlain Orchards grow many organic fruits and vegetables, and produce apple products. They are committed to organic practices for their fruit production, and part of their apple crop is organic; most of their apples, however, are minimally sprayed to manage pests in an integrated practice with natural methods.
Empires can be sauced, baked or frozen, but they are best eaten raw, in a school lunch, paired with your favorite cheese or shaved in a salad. Fresh apples are best stored in the refrigerator.