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RubyMac® Apple

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Description

A true McIntosh that colors early and hangs well on the tree. Tree has a vigorous growth habit with a pleasant, spreading canopy. Sweet, aromatic fruit develops a solid-red blush with minimal striping. Flesh is a cream color with a tinge of green. Discovered in Comstock Park, Michigan in 1999. Keeps up to 6 months in proper storage. Ripens in mid to late September. Pollinator required: Choose another early-blooming apple variety, like Cortland or Zestar!®. See more Recommended Pollinators below. B. Thome McIntosh cv.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Cream, Red
Bloom Time Early
Chill Hours 800 - 1000
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium
Ripens/Harvest Late September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet To Subacid Flavor; Aromatic, Juicy
Texture Crisp
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 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.

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.

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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Best apple of all kind, in my opinion.
Carolyn H on Apr 9, 2016
Best apple of all kind, in my opinion.
Carolyn H on Apr 9, 2016

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RubyMac Apple
Planted in 2016. healthy vigorous grower lots of bloom in 3rd year. Hopefully great apples
May 3, 2018
Purchased
over 4 years ago