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A deep-red blushing Mac. Get all the good McIntosh family traits in SnappyMac®: hardiness, large, blushing red fruit and a spicy-sweet flavor perfect for eating fresh or baking. You also get a superior growth habit — more open for better air circulation and sunlight on the branches. Originates from Crown Point, New York in 2007. Cold-hardy. Ripens in early September. Keep in the fridge 'till January. USPPAF Gunnison cultivar.

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Bloom Color White
Bloom Time Early - Mid
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 Spicy 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

The mature size of this variety depends on the version you choose to plant:
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15' tall x 12 - 15' wide
Dwarf 8 - 10' tall x 8 - 10' wide

Recommended Spacing

The space needed for this variety to grow depends on the size you plant:
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15'
Dwarf 8 - 10'


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.

Shipping Information

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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pollinator for Liberty apple
Barbara K on Mar 21, 2021
I have 4 other varieties, but no Mac. Gotta have a Mac if you???re in New England.
Norm P on Jan 17, 2021
pollinator for Liberty apple
Barbara K on Mar 21, 2021
To pollinate with my Cortland Tree. Macs and Cortlands are the best apples to make pies with!
Brent D on Mar 6, 2021
I have 4 other varieties, but no Mac. Gotta have a Mac if you???re in New England.
Norm P on Jan 17, 2021
Not sure how Macs will do in Illinois so we bought two varieties.
Paula M on Jan 12, 2021
My uncle recommended these to attract deer
Jeff C on Aug 15, 2020
Like Macs
Fr Ross S on Jun 11, 2020
It is fits my zone and description has the word 'sweet' in it.
Michael H on Nov 13, 2019
I like the name. The real reason is the size of the tree and I got suggestions on pollinators for it.
Sylvia B on Oct 25, 2019
Ronald Z on Sep 13, 2019
The all time leader in apple pies, I love pie. It's also a good tart and crisp apple for eating.
KEITH K on May 8, 2019
Lost an apple tree this year, been in place since the mid 90's. All your fruit trees (17 at one time) have done well. But none of the 4 plum fruited due to SE Michigan late frosts in the late 90's early 00's except one year. I ended up taking them out. The remaining 3 apple, 4 pear and 7 cherry are doing fine. I could use a fruit tree spray that doesn't bother the neighbors though. I'm in town on 2 lots.
JOHN S on Apr 26, 2019
was wanting for awhile will go nicely with my jona-mac,been waiting for semi-dwarf in this will be nice addition to my orchard!!!!!!
chris k on Mar 21, 2019
Love macintosh apples and it was the best fit for my zone
Tracey P on Mar 13, 2019
The McIntosh apple is my favorite, but the heritage variety doesn't grow well in my region. I'm hoping that the SnappyMac will do well since it's been bred to be cold hardy and disease-resistant.
Dainise M on Mar 1, 2017
I love this apple for pies and Sauce!
Mark I on Jul 9, 2016
Macs are terrific apples, tried and true, ROOTS galore, arrived in less than 5 days, just ready to break dormancy..
Debra L on Jun 20, 2016
I chose the Stark SnappyMac to begin apple growing in my retirement because Macs bring back wonderful childhood memories and I have always simply loved eating them.
Timothy R on Jun 20, 2016
spicy sweet taste
Mary on Jun 5, 2016
My present McIntosh Tree is old, and I wish to replace the tree.
Michael D on Jun 3, 2016
Macs are really good eating fresh
JAMES W on Jun 3, 2016
I love Macintosh apples, can't grow them in Florida, hope this is a good substitute.
Diane G on Apr 1, 2016
Wife loves Mac apples
Luis R on Apr 1, 2016
You can't beat the current deal that Stark is offering on this apple. Macintosh are my favorite commercially-grown variety and I hope that this graft produces a similar taste from my homestead.
Daniel S on Apr 1, 2016
To pollinate with my Cortland Tree. Macs and Cortlands are the best apples to make pies with!
Brent D on Mar 6, 2021
Not sure how Macs will do in Illinois so we bought two varieties.
Paula M on Jan 12, 2021
Will my Northern Spy apple tree pollinate a SnappyMac apple tree?
Geo P on Jun 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Northern Spy is one of the latest-blooming apple trees while McIntosh like SnappyMac tends to be early blooming. These two varieties alone may not have overlapping bloom times, so you may want a third tree in the mix, like Golden Delicious, or opt for a pair of trees that are more likely to cross-pollinate reliably.
Ordering 3 trees. Each one to go to different state. Shipping charge as one order ?
Mary B on Feb 17, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. When placing an order with different shipping addresses they will be processed on separate orders. Currently the free shipping dollar amount is 150.00 or more in merchandise total.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Can I plant snappy macs in August in ohio?
Jeff C on Aug 15, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Because weather and soil conditions vary so much from year to year and even within your zone, it's best to think of your planting time as a range of favorable conditions instead of an exact time.

You can plant new plants and trees:
1) when the ground is not frozen.
2) when daytime temperatures are above freezing (32??F) and below 90??F.
3) when extreme weather (blizzard, hail, torrential rain, etc.) is not in the forecast. Be sure to keep plants watered if you're transplanting in warm and/or dry weather.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Is SnappyMac a sport or a descendant of McIntosh?

How is SnappyMac different from the original McIntosh?
Jonathan S on Jun 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, SnappyMac is a McIntosh sport. It has a more open growth habit which lends itself to fewer disease problem, and it is also a much redder apple than McIntosh.
is this an acceptable pollinator for cortland apples?
Alex G on Apr 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It would be an excellent pollinator. SnappyMac?? and Cortland are both mid-season bloomers.

Customer Reviews

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Snappy Mac Apple trees
Snappy Macs seem to be a very good choice at this point in time. They seem to be more resistant to Fire Blight in comparison to some 'disease resistant' trees. Snappy Macs definitely have an advantage in regards to their growth/ production canopy in which they were designed for. Very hardy tree and I anticipate a great harvest this year.
March 6, 2017
over 5 years ago
SnappyMac Apple
Came to me in excellent shape with good root system. Planted it as soon as received it, After the spring rains got rapid growth and came fall it had grown 6" to 8". Just checked on them this spring and are starting off wonderfully. Highly recommend Starks to anybody.
May 16, 2017
over 4 years ago
I didn't think that a tree could grow so fast!
when I received my bare root trees from Stark Brothers in the spring, I planted what amounted to a stick about 2' tall: by the end of summer, I had a tree that was 6' tall and had several long branches. What amazing growth! My pear trees performed the same way. Even though we didn't have a normal winter here in northern michigan, my trees survived just fine and are budding out now. I would definitely recommend buying trees from Stark Brothers. I will again
May 21, 2017
over 5 years ago
I purchased 2 snappy mac trees last spring. They both lived but didn't seem to thrive. They didn't put on any new growth.This spring one of them came back and started putting out leaves and a few new branches and seems to be improving while the other died back to an inch above the graft. The little branch that is growing seems healthy so I think it will do ok this year.
I live on the high plains of CO at 6000ft elevation so finding trees that can take our severe weather and ever changing conditions is a challenge.
June 6, 2017
over 4 years ago
Deff getting more
Couldn't be happier with the quality won't buy my trees anywhere else
May 24, 2017
over 5 years ago
This is only my second year with my snappy Mac tree. I’m training it Espalier style and it looks great so far.
May 9, 2018
over 4 years ago
My Most-Attractive Tree
In my small grove of 5 trees, this one is the most attractive. It has been thickening up and branching out more perfectly than any other tree on my lot. It's effortless & graceful, and I can't wait for it to bear fruit in another 3 years or so.
June 21, 2018
over 3 years ago
SnappyMac Apple
2nd year, looking good, growing more branches. Can't wait to see how tree does next year with apples.
June 26, 2016
over 5 years ago
SnappyMac Apple
So far so good on my apple tree, planted it last spring, it's grown quite a bit and has a couple dozen or so blossoms this spring. Very pleased and would recommend.
May 18, 2019
over 3 years ago
The SnappyMac seems to be doing very well in my garden. Still too young to product fruit. Its a tried and true variety.
May 25, 2019
over 2 years ago