Unique Features: The McIntosh apple originated as a chance seedling (unknown heritage) discovered in 1811. Commercial production started in 1870 and continues. It is the National Apple of Canada and in the Top 15 for North America. The McIntosh is a mid-season bloomer that ripens in late September. It is a general-purpose apple, good for fresh eating, cooking and cider. The fruit size is medium to large with mostly red (crimson) skin that is slightly greener on the shaded side. Fresh from the tree the crisp, juicy white flesh is tart and sweet, and mellows to a sweeter pear like flavor. It bakes well and is great for pies. The McIntosh apple tree exhibits good resistance to Fire blight. It has also contributed its genes to over 70 other successful apple tree clones. The Red or Yellow Delicious apple trees are a good pollinator for the McIntosh and the Honeycrisp. AKA Red McIntosh.
Apple/ McIntosh Semi-Dwarf
- Vigorous fruit production, and fruits at an early age
- Medium to large, solid red apples are slightly tart and very juicy
- Great for cooking and fresh eating, or for making cider
- Requires a pollinator; the Red or Yellow Delicious are great options
Mature Height: 12'-15'
Mature Spread: 12'-15'