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McIntosh Apple Tree (Semi-dwarf) - FT039

McIntosh Apple Tree (Semi-dwarf) McIntosh Apple Tree (Semi-dwarf)
Controlling Fire Blight

Controlling Fire Blight

  • Cannot be combined with other items in a package, due either to its size or manufacturer packaging.
  • $25 Flat Rate Shipping: Ship up to 10 trees per box for only $25/box! Excludes potted fruit trees. Nut trees and multi-graft trees count as 2 trees when calculating box capacity. Only valid shipping to the lower 48 states.
  • Not registered for sale in: AK, HI, PR, VI, GU
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  • Available to ship as soon as: December 18, 2015
  • (However, as we ship on a first come, first serve basis, your order may not ship until days or weeks later. You will receive an email when your order ships.)

Signature Flavor and Early Harvest

Semi-dwarf on M-111 rootstock.

  • Zones: 4-7
  • Chill hours: 900
  • Bloom Time: Late (Based on typical Central Valley California weather)
  • Harvest: August 15 - August 30
  • Looks: Round, bright to dark red over green, superb quality in cool climates. The apple's white flesh is sometimes tinged with red.
  • Personality: Crisp, aromatic, subacid, sweet. McIntosh is a wonderful apple for dessert, cider, and cooking. The flesh and skin have a signature perfume.
  • Facts of note: Early harvest and a favorite apple in New England. This apple was discovered in 1765 by John McIntosh in Dundas County, Ontario, Canada. The tree is vigorous and is known for setting heavy crops. It grows best at altitudes above 1,000 feet above sea level, at lower and warmer elevations the apple can become mealy soon after ripening. McIntosh is a good pollinator for other varieties.
  • Pollination: Partly self-fruitful, or pollenized by Red Delicious or Gala

Apples are generally late blooming. Need full sun, well-drained soil, and moderate fertility. Thin fruit to maximize quality and size. Susceptible to codling moth, apple scab, powdery mildew, and gophers. Partly self-fertile, which means that the variety is not best pollinated by itself, but by a different variety of the same fruit. Three or more varieties are best. Harvest 4-5th year.

Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.

Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Mulberry, Persimmon, Quince, and Walnut -- that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January. If you'd like us to split your shipments, please contact us at (800) 784-1722 or Additional shipping charges will apply.

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October 22, 2015 - Meredith Cherry
Whether your backyard apple tree is producing bushels, or if you bought a lot at your local farmers market or you-pick orchard, it’s time to preserve the harvest!  Some apple varieties are good… read more »
May 1, 2015 - Meredith Cherry
Fire blight is a common and potentially fatal disease among trees in the rose family, especially pears and apples.  It is caused by the bacteria Erwinia amylovora.  Once a tree is infected, it… read more »
April 28, 2015 - Suzanne at Peaceful Valley
The two models, CougarBlight Model and Maryblyt Model, have been developed by Universities to assess the risk of susceptible trees (apples and pears) to fire blight infections based on climate conditions.… read more »

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