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.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side 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.