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McIntosh
McIntosh Apple Fall. Possibly a seedling of Fameuse or St. Lawrence. Dundela, Ontario, 1811.

The most important apple in the Northeast. It grows to perfection in our cool climate. There are many strains of McIntosh, some striped, some blushed, some solid red. Recent strains have been selected for traits other than flavor, and the variety has gotten a bad reputation. This strain has green ground color overlaid with red stripes and blush. It was planted in 1906 in Mercer, ME. It has the best “Mac” taste. A delicious aromatic apple.

Annual cropper. Large beautifully rounded spreading strong easily managed tree. Very susceptible to scab. Blooms midseason. Z4-5. 144B, 144C, 144D are Maine Grown. (3-6' trees, except Bud 9 stock is 2-5'.)

Item Discounted
Price
144A: on standard stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
144B: on Bud 118 semi-dwarfing stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
144C: on M111 semi-dwarfing stock, 1 for $29.25
crop failure, out of stock to all orders
144D: on Bud 9 dwarf stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
Item Discounted
Price
144A: on standard stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
144B: on Bud 118 semi-dwarfing stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
144C: on M111 semi-dwarfing stock, 1 for $29.25
crop failure, out of stock to all orders
144D: on Bud 9 dwarf stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
Item Discounted
Price
144A: on standard stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
144B: on Bud 118 semi-dwarfing stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
144C: on M111 semi-dwarfing stock, 1 for $29.25
crop failure, out of stock to all orders
144D: on Bud 9 dwarf stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
Item Discounted
Price
144A: on standard stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
144B: on Bud 118 semi-dwarfing stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
144C: on M111 semi-dwarfing stock, 1 for $29.25
crop failure, out of stock to all orders
144D: on Bud 9 dwarf stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
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Additional Information

Apples

All apple trees require a second variety for pollination, but any apple or crabapple blooming at the same time, within a quarter mile, will probably do.

Planting distance depends on the rootstock:
Plant standard trees (A) 25-30' apart.
Plant Bud 118 (B) rootstocks 20-25' apart.
Plant M111 (C) rootstocks 15-20' apart.
Plant Bud 9 (D) rootstocks 5-10' apart.

Each apple variety has a climate range where it will thrive and produce its best fruit. At the end of each apple description we list a range of zones. For example, Z3-4 signifies that this apple will reach perfection in Zones 3 and 4 and that we don’t recommend it farther south even though it would be plenty hardy. Z4-6 means that this apple will reach perfection in Zones 4, 5 or 6. Although we have received reports from southern areas that some of our rarest Maine apples are thriving, we suggest you use this guide to select apples most appropriate to your area.

Varieties bearing annually are noted; others normally bear every other year. With diligent annual pruning and thinning, most apples will produce an annual crop, one heavy, the next light.

• Click here for more info about apples.
• Click here for more info about cider apples.
• Click here for our interactive chart Pick the Right Apple.
• Click here for more information about rootstocks.