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McIntosh- Red McIntosh Apple

Malus domestica 'McIntosh'
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  • »  A favorite in the east!

Grandpa's Choice™ Red McIntosh is one of the all-time favorites for some people. Red McIntosh is an early season apple with very aromatic, flavorful, white, juicy flesh. It is somewhat firm, but only will keep for shorter periods during the fall and early winter. It has a steely-red skin that is distinctive looking to match its very distinctive flavor. It is only medium large in size, but sets abundant crops.

McIntosh came from Ontario, Canada around 1798 and was a hit with the settlers in the Northeast where it is one of the most important varieties. Grandpa always grew some "Macs", but he knew that the best came from New York and farther east where they seemed better adapted. Grandma loved to eat Mac's fresh, and sometimes used them in pies and sauce for their unique flavor.

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Site Requirements
  Full Sun
Skill Required