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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional shipping charges will apply.
Ship up to 10 Bare Root Trees for Only $25!* *Shipping offer only available to the lower 48 states. Nut & multi-graft trees count as 2 when calculating shipping. Offer applicable to bare root trees only. Ships via FedEx Home/Ground. Cannot ship to P.O. boxes.
Cannot ship to the following states: AK, HI, PR, VI, GU.
Cannot ship via USPS. Cannot ship via SmartPost. Cannot be combined with other items in a package, due either to its size or manufacturer packaging.
Shipping Weight: 6.00 lbs.
Dimensions: 59"L x 11"W x 11"H
Limited Guarantee for Dormant Trees & Plants
Claim Deadline is June 1st (Claims placed after June 1st will be denied.) Please note: Our trees will come to you topped off at approximately 3 ft. in height to put the tree’s stored energy into root development vs. foliage production.
What We Guarantee
Our only guarantee is that your dormant tree/plant will arrive in good, viable condition and will leaf out by May 15th (historically 98% of our trees do). This guarantee is only available to customers who purchased their tree/plant directly from us.
What We Cannot Guarantee
We cannot guarantee that your tree/plant remains alive & healthy, or bears fruit, as there are too many variables beyond our control in order to do so (i.e. soil preparation, planting, fertilization, weed & pest control, adequate irrigation and/or drainage, chill hours, compatible hardiness for your zone, proper choice of pollinator, etc).
How to Request a Credit
If your tree/plant does not leaf out by May 15th, please contact us as soon as possible (but no later than June 1st) and we will issue you a credit (not a refund) for the purchase price of your tree/plant (excluding shipping).*
(*) We reserve the right to not issue credit for items already replaced. We also reserve the right to require photographic evidence of the condition of your tree/plant and/or a scratch test. The scratch test consists of checking for green under the bark a few inches over the graft (please watch our video titled Bare Root (Dormant) Warranty for more information on this simple procedure). If the scratch test reveals a brown cambium, the tree/plant is dead or dying.