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PlantFiles: Apple
Malus x domestica 'McIntosh'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Species: x domestica (doh-MESS-tik-a) (Info)
Cultivar: McIntosh
Additional cultivar information: (aka McIntosh Red)

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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Time:
Late season flowering

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Rootstock Vigor:
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Bearing Habit:
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Disease Resistance:
Resistant to Cedar-Apple Rust

Fruit Usage:

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By grafting

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive audsrz On Dec 22, 2010, audsrz from Traverse City, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Although Traverse City is known for it's cherries, and is growing in poularity for it's vinards, our apple production is quite massive too. McIntosh is considered the essential center piece for pies and cider.

Neutral Big_Red On Dec 13, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Also known as McIntosh Red.

The most important commercial variety grown in the north for years, McIntosh is also a fine apple long grown and admired in many regions of the south. It was discovered in 1811 as a young seedling tree in Dundas County, Ontario, Canada by John McIntosh, an American who had recently emigrated to the area from New York state. By 1835, he was selling grafted trees which quickly became local favorites, producing apples sought after for their great flavor, dependability, and keeping qualities. The original tree at the McIntosh homestead finally blew down and died in 1910. Fruit is medium-sized, roundish to slightly flattened with smooth, thin, whitish-yellow skin mostly covered with a deep red blush. The firm, crisp, white flesh is juicy, very aromatic and sometimes stained with red streaks. Ripens September to December and is a good keeper.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Traverse City, Michigan

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