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Malus 'Mcintosh' Apple Tree

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Malus 'Mcintosh' Apple Tree

Malus x domestica

The World's Favorite Apple! A mildly tart but well-balanced flavor.

The McIntosh, McIntosh Red, or colloquially the Mac, is an apple cultivar, the national apple of Canada. The fruit has red and green skin, a tart flavor, and tender white flesh, which ripens in late September. In the 20th century, it was the most popular cultivar in Eastern Canada and New England and is considered an all-purpose apple, suitable both for cooking and eating raw. Apple Inc. employee Jef Raskin named the Macintosh line of personal computers after the fruit.

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.

When planting these trees, be sure to include other apple varieties such as red delicious, yellow delicious or early harvest to ensure pollination. Like most apple trees, require a pollinator to be fruitful. That means there needs to be another apple tree of a different variety — ideally growing within 50 feet — for adequate cross-pollination.