Sweet Apple You Can Grow at Home
With its large size, crisp mild flavor, and glossy red and green skin, the McIntosh apple is easily recognizable and one of the most widely-enjoyed varieties. Its flavorful, white, sweet flesh and distinctive, clean fragrance brings back childhood memories to many!
Our Dwarf McIntosh apple trees produce heavily because we prune them consistently over time, to promote more branching and a stronger structure. They are fast growing and easy to maintain, maturing to a height of 15 to 20 feet, and a width of 10 to 12 feet. They bloom in mid-April and the fruit is typically harvested in September.
This tree is very drought-tolerant and adaptable to most soil types. It grows best in Growing Zones 4-8.
Pollination of apple blossoms occurs primarily from bees and wind, and the highest quality and quantity of fruit is harvested when cross-pollination occurs. Because two trees of the same apple variety can’t be used in cross-pollination, we recommend that you pair the Dwarf McIntosh apple tree with the Red Delicious, Gala, or any of our other apple varieties.
Plant your Dwarf McIntosh apple tree in full sun, with well-drained soil, and you will be rewarded with delicious, high quality fruit.
Whether eaten fresh out of hand or grated into a salad, baked in a pie or other dessert, or made into cider or applesauce, the McIntosh apple is truly an all-around winner.