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Early McIntosh Apple

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Description

Ripens earlier than other McIntosh! This vibrant red, easy-peel fruit has a sweet-tart taste and cream-white flesh. Complex flavor and spice make it a good choice for fresh-eating and especially sauces and cider. Keeps well (1 to 2 months in proper storage). Cold-hardy. Ripens in early August. Pollinator required: Choose another early or mid-blooming apple variety, like Cortland, Stark® BraeStar™ or Stark® Lodi. See more Recommended Pollinators below.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Bloom Time Early
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium
Ripens/Harvest Early August
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Tart, Juicy
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 12 - 15' tall x 12 - 15' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 12 - 15' apart to ensure room for growth.

Pollination

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best pollination.

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Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow apple trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
replacing dead tree
John C F on Mar 16, 2020
earlier apples than current trees
STEVE J on Jan 27, 2020
replacing dead tree
John C F on Mar 16, 2020
We use it in our apple butter.
David P on Mar 2, 2020
earlier apples than current trees
STEVE J on Jan 27, 2020
The white meaty flesh of this apple is similar to the Cortland and wanted to attempt growing in the colder climate of now So. Calif..
Sean R on Dec 31, 2019
best for applesauce, great for fresh eating, large apple
TIMOTHY O on Jun 1, 2016
We use it in our apple butter.
David P on Mar 2, 2020
The white meaty flesh of this apple is similar to the Cortland and wanted to attempt growing in the colder climate of now So. Calif..
Sean R on Dec 31, 2019
Can any apple tree be grown in espalier fashion ?
Ronald S on Dec 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Short answer is: yes. You can espalier practically any fruit tree, including this tree. The dwarf size is the easiest to espalier. Our detailed article can be found here: //www.starkbros.com/growing-guide/article/espalier-fruit-treesOur detailed article can be found here: //www.starkbros.com/growing-guide/article/espalier-fruit-trees
Can this variety be pollinated by Red Delicious apple trees?
Alison R on May 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The bloom times may overlap in most years, but you may have better luck with another early blooming variety for your Early McIntosh – like Wolf River, SnowSweet, Stark® BraeStar™, Zestar!®, Liberty, Cortland, Empire (to name a few) – and/or a crabapple tree.

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I ordered year before last and three more didnt make it . this is the second time that has happened. I just made an order and this will be my last if I have problems. I will buy them localy
May 2, 2019
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Response from Stark Bro's
Thank you for your feedback. I'm very sorry to hear about your nursery stock. If your purchase was within the last year, please contact Customer Support at 800-325-4180 for replacement information.
May 2, 2019
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