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Macoun Apple

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Great flavor for the north. A cross between McIntosh and Jersey Black, with exceptional taste and quality. Fruit is medium to large in size with a deep red over a green background to contrast the crisp white flesh. Originates from Geneva, New York in 1923. Mid- to late-blooming. Cold-hardy. Ripens in September. Best pollinators: Honeycrisp or any Golden Delicious. A licensed variety of Cornell University.


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

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
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.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following within 50' for optimum 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

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
I love the flavor and texture of these apples
ELizabeth M on Oct 21, 2018
Taste and consistency. Wonderful apples!
Brynn C on May 5, 2017
I love the flavor and texture of these apples
ELizabeth M on Oct 21, 2018
very good apple for cooking. can also be eaten with a nice touch of tartness.
Greg S on Oct 3, 2018
Taste and consistency. Wonderful apples!
Brynn C on May 5, 2017
Best tasting apples there are
lincoln m on Apr 23, 2017
It's mid september harvesting time works well with our pick your own pumpkin business. This is a very popular apple in are area
Michael F on Apr 17, 2017
A great tasting heirloom apple for eating fresh or making the best cider. Used by the oldest cider business in the country (Glastonbury, CT). Will be used as the pollinator for Honeycrisp apple trees.
Kevin T on Apr 13, 2017
Classic New England fresh eating apple. Doesn't keep well so not easy to find good ones in stores. Best when eaten right from the tree. Wish they came on dwarfing rootstock.
VINCENT L on Mar 17, 2017
i havent had a macoun for several yrs and now i can have my apple that i have ever tasted.....
gregory w r on Jan 31, 2017
We love the crisp and little bit piquant flavor of this white fleshed apple!
Jeffrey M on Jan 30, 2017
I wanted another because they taste great.
John R on Aug 25, 2016
for the crisp and early ripe
john m on Jun 3, 2016
These trees do well in our area for other growers
Kelly B on May 16, 2016
Geri C on Apr 28, 2016
I have this apple already. I love the taste. One of my best tasting apples.
Joan A on Apr 11, 2016
Love the Macoun for eating, pies and sauce- Kept Crisp and sweet for 3 mo. in the cellar.
DIANA L on Apr 3, 2016
best tasting apple in the world
Kimberly S on Mar 15, 2016
very good apple for cooking. can also be eaten with a nice touch of tartness.
Greg S on Oct 3, 2018
Best tasting apples there are
lincoln m on Apr 23, 2017
Can a crabapple pollinate a macoun apple? What type of crabapple? Thx.
Eugena S on May 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Crabapples are early bloomers; Macoun blooms fairly late ... it would be chancy.

Customer Reviews

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Open center pruning difficult due to prior pruning
I purchased Macoun apple trees from Stark in the past with very good results. This time, prior pruning of the two trees made it difficult to prune to an open center (vase shape). This is preferred for strength and yield of fruit. Since the trees were previously pruned to a central main branch, it will take a few years to correct this. I pruned to a modified vase shape (two sets of main branches) this year and plan to prune it back heavily next year to get a more open center tree.
May 11, 2018
1 year ago
Nice growth
I purchased this tree one year ago and am thrilled that it survived the winter and had tons of growth last summer. The tree budded out and has shown it wasn't bothered at all by my zone 4 winter. The size of the tree when it was shipped was bigger than I expected and it was packed very well.
May 12, 2016
over 3 years ago
I bought a standard Macoun
Supposedly this is a quite prolific apple, and drops fruit all quite suddenly. It gets good reviews in the taste department, so I decided to give one a try. I chose a standard tree, which will provide deer with whatever I don't use for myself or give away. The tree has exhibited tremendous growth, so I'm quite hopeful for it.
May 2, 2017
over 2 years ago
Macoun Apples
Macoun apples are my favorite of all the apples we have planted. The sweet, crunchy taste of fall makes sauces and desserts wonderful and they store well for about four to six weeks, if done right.
May 4, 2016
over 4 years ago
great tree
planted this tree last spring and was expecting fruit in 2-3 years but as with a few
other trees I have bought from stark it has blossom's this year very pleased with
stark products and everyone is very friendly and helpfull
May 14, 2016
over 3 years ago
Macoun apple
I planted this apple tree last year and saw the first blossoms this spring. The tree is thriving. Looking forward to when it bears fruit.
June 5, 2016
over 4 years ago
doing well
Planted Spring of 2016. Growing well with 3 new limbs about 6 inches long as of today, May 9, 2016.
May 9, 2016
over 2 years ago
Not growing well
It's hit and miss when you get bare root trees sometimes they grow good and sometimes not so good. this Macon apple tree is not growing that well it's only grown about 6 inches in two years. I have ordered other apple trees from stark bro that have grown very well.
November 12, 2016
over 3 years ago
Tree did not survive
Love Macoun apples and for that reason had ordered among other Macoun apple tree. Due to my disappointment the plant did not survived long.
The cranberries and grapes ordered from this company are growing great.
May 15, 2017
too early to fully rate
So far the tree has done very well but since we are in year 3 no fruit has been produced yet. Too early to see how production will go.
May 9, 2016
over 3 years ago