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True McIntosh flavor with a bright red blush. Fruit color develops earlier than other McIntosh strains. Enjoy bushels of attractive, stripe-free apples with good sweet flavor. Cold-hardy. Excellent for fresh-eating and baking. Introduced circa 2000. Ripens in early September. Best pollinators: Cortland, Stark® Lodi or Stark® BraeStar™.


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

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
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This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

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

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

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eating and applesauce
Lucia S on May 3, 2016
eating and applesauce
Lucia S on May 3, 2016
we like macintosh apples, and chose dwarf because our planting space is limited
Priscilla P on Mar 6, 2016
we like macintosh apples, and chose dwarf because our planting space is limited
Priscilla P on Mar 6, 2016

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