With the popular Red Delicious and McIntosh for parents, Empire was destined to be a hit when it was developed at Cornell University in the ‘40s. It's a sweet-tart combination that's very versatile.Learn More
Find your favorite apple on our sweet to tart chart
New York State grows more apple varieties than any other state. With nearly 600 growers and 11,000,000+ trees, we produce enough apples each year to bake 500 million apple pies! From sweet to tart, New York apples provide more great choices for eating and snacking, baking and cooking, sauces and desserts, and other tasty treats.
Click on the button below to see where each flavorful variety falls on the sweet to tart chart.