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McIntosh Apple Tree

The World's Favorite Apple


Cold-hardy native of Canada. Round, red, mildly tart fruit has a soft texture when cooked. Gives apple sauce and cider a spicy kick; bakes up juicy and tender. Ripens in mid Sept.
  • Zone 4 - 6 (-20° F.)
  • Height 25 feet for standard, 6 feet for Li'l BIG.
  • Shade Required Full Sun.

Plants are not available in AE AK GU HI PR

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  • 08013
  • Standard 2-4 ft.-1 tree
  • $29.99
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  • Standard Deluxe-1 tree
  • $36.99
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  • $41.99
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  • Botanical Name: Malus X 'McIntosh'
  • Height: 25 feet for standard, 6 feet for Li'l BIG.
  • Spacing: 20 feet for standard, 6 - 8 feet for Li'l BIG.
  • Depth: Plant the graft 2 inches above soil.
  • Spread: 25 feet for standard, 4 - 6 feet for Li'l BIG.
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun.
  • Pollinator: Jonathan, Grimes, Gala, Goldrush, Liberty, Pixie Crunch, Sundance.
  • Yield: Approximately 5 - 10 bushels at maturity for standard, 1/2 bushel for Li'l BIG.
  • Color: White blossoms.
  • Foliage: Deep green foliage.
  • Blooms: April
  • Fruit: Medium to large, bright red fruit. Very tender with thin skin.
  • Form: Deciduous. Rounded.
  • Flower Form: Yes.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, moist soil, organic.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate. 1 - 2 fee per year.
  • Pruning: Remove any suckers coming from the rootstock. Remove any crossed , crowed or inward growing limbs, Late Winter or very early Spring.
  • Comments: Sweet crisp, white flesh. A good all-around apple. Resistant to cedar-apple rust and fireblight. Small-cored apple. Tart, spicy flavor. Keeps well in January in chilled storage. Partially self-fruitful but produces better with another variety.SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: APPLE TREES ARE GRAFTED. MIX GENEROUS AMOUNTS OF ORGANIC MATERIAL 15-18 INCHES INTO SOIL BEFORE PLANTING. SEEDS ARE A GOOD INDICATOR OF RIPENESS, WHITE IF FRUIT IS IMMATURE & BROWN WHEN FRUIT IS RIPE. FRUIT SHOULD PART FROM THE STEM EASILY AS WELL. IF STORING OVER WINTER, SELECT BURISE & BLEMISH FREE FRUIT. WATER TREES DEEPLY IN HOT,DRY,WINDY WEATHER. AFTER 1ST YEAR, FERTILIZE W/ 12-12-12; 1 LB. PER TREE. FEED IN EARLY SPRING BEFORE NEW GROWTH STARTS. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO NOT OVER FERTILIZE; AVOID HIGH NITROGEN FERTILIZERS. USPP = UNITED STATES PLANT PATENT PRI = VARIETIES WHICH ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR DISEASE RESISTANCE, RESTRICTED STATES, AE, AK, GU, HI, PR.

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