Mcintosh
Dundela, Canada 1811


$39.95

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John McIntosh discovered the original McIntosh apple sapling on his Dundela farm in Upper Canada in 1811. Most folks today know Mcintosh apples as the fruit with melting snow white flesh — firm, tender, juicy, characteristically tart, spicy, aromatic. The Mcintosh apples are often beautiful deep red color in appropriate climate, size variable. Mcintosh apples are considered by many the best flavored apples. Opinions vary on their use with cider due to the floral aromatics. The Mcintosh apple tree is known to be precocious, that is, bears fruit when young. Not a good keeper when grown in warmer climates. Subject to early fruit drop, but displays good resistance to cedar apple rust and fireblight.  Please see below for further information on our organically grown Mcintosh apple trees for sale. 

 

CCOF Certified Organic:  Our apple trees (exception noted) grown by Trees of Antiquity are USDA Organic, Certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Our growing methods restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony by avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and genetic modification (GMO) species. Reg. #40-002449


Growing Considerations for Mcintosh
Dundela, Canada 1811

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Heirloom: Yes

Uses: Cider, Fresh Eating

Harvest Period: Midseason

Low Chill: Yes

Bloom Period: Midseason

Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile

Origin Date: 1800`s

Storage: 1-2 months

Disease Resistance: Excellent

Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)

Years to Bear: 2-4 years

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.

Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)

Size supplied when shipped:   Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2  to 3/4 inch;  *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.


Basic idea for Pruning:  Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...                                                             

 
Shipping Note:  Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.

        Have any Thoughts or Comments? We would love to hear from you!

                                                    We are a GMO Free Fruit Tree Nursery

 


This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.