- Crisp, tender and juicy flesh
- Slightly sweet with a refreshing acidity
- Cold hardy and thrives in cooler climates
McIntosh Double Red features all the same qualities that made McIntosh a favorite year after year—plus it offers very attractive fruits that are deeply blushed with bright red. The white flesh, sometimes veined in pink, is crisp, tender and juicy with a slight sweetness and refreshing acidity. The large fruits are tops for cooking and excellent cooked into applesauce. McIntosh Double Red grows and ripens best in cooler climates. It requires 900 chilling hours below 45°F. The trees are extremely hardy and productive. This variety is partly self-fertile, and the recommended pollinator is Red Delicious. The fruits ripen in September.