This variety is only available in stores.
A native New Yorker, the Empire is appropriately named as it was developed at Cornell University back in 1966. A combination of Red Delicious and McIntosh, it’s a sweet and tart variety that can be enjoyed in many ways! Bonus: Empire is slow to brown, so you can cut ahead of time.
The best way to keep apples fresh? Take them out of the box, wash them immediately, and refrigerate them. Apples will last 6-8 weeks when refrigerated and 5-7 days when left on the counter.