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McIntosh Apple Tree
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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. Zones 4-6.

Now available in Reachables size! A Reachables tree produces full-sized fruits, but on a smaller tree. That makes it easier to fit into your garden, orchard—or even a container. Thanks to state-of-the-art rootstock technology, these trees stay manageable allowing one person to prune, spray, net and harvest the tree—all while standing on the ground. No ladders required! Note: Because their full-sized fruits grow on smaller trees, Reachables require a tree support.

Why buy a Deluxe package - Deluxe fruit trees include 2 oz. of Fruit-Boost™ Pelletized Calcium to enhance fruit quality, 12 oz. bag of Fruit Tree Food Starter Formula, easy-to-use tree ties (see video below), a premium tree guard to protect the trunk from gnawing pests, mowers and weed trimmers, and a copy of Backyard Horticulture for Fun and Profit—How to Make $10,000 in Your Spare Time.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

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  • 08013
  • Standard 2-4' tree
  • $34.99
  • 62607
  • Standard Deluxe
  • $42.99
  • 62615
  • Reachables® 2-4' tree
  • $46.99
  • 62617
  • Reachables® Deluxe
  • $54.99
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  • Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'McIntosh'
  • Height: Standard: 20-25 feet. Reachables: 6-8 feet. Reachables tree heights will vary some based on location, soil, light, temperature, and other environmental factors.
  • Spacing: Standard: 20 feet. Reachables: 6-10 feet.
  • Depth: Locate the planting depth indicator, the marked line above the tree's root system. The graft should be about 2 inches above the soil surface.
  • Spread: Standard: 20-25 feet.
  • Light Required: Full Sun
  • Pollinator: Jonathan, Grimes, Gala, Goldrush, Liberty, Pixie Crunch, Sundance.
  • Yield: Standard: Approximately 5-10 bushels at maturity -- Reachables: 3/4 - 1 bushel
  • Color: White blossoms.
  • Foliage: Deep green foliage.
  • Blooms: April
  • Fruit: Medium to large, bright red fruit. Very tender with thin skin.
  • Zone: 4 - 6 (-20° F.)
  • Form: Deciduous, rounded.
  • Flower Form: White blossoms.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, moist, organic soil.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Pruning: Prune in late winter/early spring, while trees are still dormant. There are normally two goals when pruning an apple tree: 1. Initially, on young trees, to encourage a strong, solid framework. 2. On mature trees to maintain shape, maximize sun exposure and encourage fruit production. You will also want to remove any suckers coming from the rootstock. Unwanted shoots and suckers can be removed at any time. Also remove any crossed, crowded or inward-growing limbs in late winter or very early sprin
  • 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.

Planting Success: Step by Step

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