• Required ? Yes
  • Type : semi dwarf
  • Characteristics : sweet
  • Mature Height : 12-14 feet
  • Support Required : No
  • Bloom Period : Mid April
  • Sun Exposure : Full Sun
  • Will Produce Fruit In: 3-5 years
  • Harvest Period : Mid Sept
  • Soil Type : well drained
  • Zones : 4 - 6

The McIntosh Apple Tree - Malus domestica "McIntosh" :

The McIntosh apple is a early and heavy producer. The flesh is white, soft and fine-textured. The flavor is distinctively tangy and aromatic. The McIntosh has a rather tough skin that has mixed red and green coloring.

It's a favorite apple for eating out of hand but also is widely used in salads, sauces, pies. It is a mainstay in fresh cider and an all-time favorite for fresh eating and salads. It has a large fruit and is used in juice, pies, and eating raw.

The McIntosh apple tree grows best in Zones 4 to 6. More info on Hardiness Zones

Zone 4  -20 Degrees °F to -30 Degrees °F
Zone 6  -0  Degrees °F to +10 Degrees °F

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Apple Lore

1618 A.D. - William Lawson of Yorkshire, writes A New Orchard and Garden, the first book in the English language about the practical aspects of apple growing. He is more often quoted on his sensual observations. "All delight in orchards". "For whereas every other pleasure fills some one of our senses, and that only with delight, this makes all senses swim in pleasure". "What can your eyes desire to see, your ears to hear, your mouth to taste, your nose to smell that is not to be had in an orchard, with abundance of variety."

Two mottos appear on the title page; "Skill and pains bring fruitful gains" and "No man is an island". Lawson who believed orcharding offered the best of business and pleasure had a profound influence on the Lynd family of Yorkshire.

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