Starkspur® UltraMac™ Apple

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One of America’s most cherished apples — made better! Our improved McIntosh has more fruiting spurs than regular trees, so it produces more fruit in the same space. That way, you can enjoy more tart, crisp apples with that distinctive McIntosh flavor and aroma. Good for eating fresh or baking. Originates from Oyama, British Columbia in 1968. Cold-hardy. Ripens in September.

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Bloom Color White
Bloom Time Early - Mid
Chill Hours 800 - 1500
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium
Ripens/Harvest September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Tart
Texture Crisp, Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 4 - 6

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 6
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 8 - 10' tall x 8 - 10' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 8 - 10' apart to ensure room for growth.


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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I chose this as a pollinator for my Liberty Apples.
BZ on Sep 10, 2018
Like Mac's and wanted a dwarf tree
J H on Feb 7, 2017
I chose this as a pollinator for my Liberty Apples.
BZ on Sep 10, 2018
My favorite "right off the tree" apple is Macintosh. It is fun to run and pick a couple during the 7th inning stretch of a baseball game (on TV).
Alan G on Feb 14, 2017
Like Mac's and wanted a dwarf tree
J H on Feb 7, 2017
Description of high yield.
FRED R on Feb 3, 2017
Currently have a mac tree that produces amazing apples. Want to plant another but want to try the starkspur out to see the difference between the two when fully producing.
Chris D on Dec 26, 2016
Love Macs, decided to try something new
Michael D on Jun 20, 2016
Adding another to my orchard
Gerry H on May 26, 2016
Who doesn't love a good macintosh! Plus, it pollinates my other favorites - idared & cortland
Catherine P on May 21, 2016
i choose the starkspur utlramac because of the cold hardiness of the tree. and that starkspur trees give tons of nice apples.
WAYNE W on May 19, 2016
mac is my fav for pies
matthew r on Apr 30, 2016
best pie apple around
Wesley M on Apr 19, 2016
My family likes McIntosh Apples
Kevin L on Apr 11, 2016
One of my favorite tasting apples.
Marcel C on Mar 26, 2016
Want a Mac type for cider mix. Chose this one because of increase bearing potential from extra sprurs.
Jim I on Mar 15, 2016
Love McIntosh apples
Charles W Coles C on Mar 6, 2016
A good replacement for the traditional MacIntosh.
Claire A on Feb 21, 2016
My favorite "right off the tree" apple is Macintosh. It is fun to run and pick a couple during the 7th inning stretch of a baseball game (on TV).
Alan G on Feb 14, 2017
Description of high yield.
FRED R on Feb 3, 2017
If I plant the idared tree with the starkspur ultramac as the polinator, will the idared be ok as a polinator for the ultramac?
LelaH549365809 on May 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, those varieties will work well together to cross-pollinate for fruit production.
Can Yellow Delicious or Gala pollinate UltraMac?
Heather N on Mar 2, 2021
BEST ANSWER: The golden delicious would be a great pollinator tree for this variety.
Will you have the Starkspur UltraMac for sale this spring ?
Judy T on Jan 5, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. At this time, we are no longer offering this variety.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
I planted a Stark BraeStar Apple Semi Dwarf and a Starkspur UltraMac Apple Dwarf about 15 feet apart in 2012. The trees are vigorous and look beautiful. I prune them in December in Connecticut. Unfortunately very little fruit so far. Any clues?
Jerry on Aug 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The pollination is pairing is good, so it must be either a lack of adequate sunlight or missing nutrients. We recommend you do a soil test to check the pH (it should be between 5.5 - 6.5 for apple trees) and see which nutrients it might be missing. Then fertilize accordingly. There are other reasons a tree might not be bearing fruit as you expect. This article details some basic fruit tree requirements for fruit production.

Can UltraMac or Cortland cross pollinate with Granny Smith?
Jessica C on Feb 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Cortland will indeed pollinate Granny Smith.

Customer Reviews

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Doing Great!
We planted our trees last year and it was sort of an awkward time so I was a little concerned on how they would do. Well, they are doing great and stood strong through our MN winters. They even bloomed a little!
May 12, 2016
over 5 years ago
Stark spur Ultramac
These are one of my favorites. I put in three of these bareroot trees, and they have thrived. The pruning was excellent, and after about 3 1/2 months, they look fantastic. Now I just have to wait a few years.
August 15, 2016
over 6 years ago
Starkspur UltraMac Apple
2nd year growth is good. Branching well. Can't wait to see the apples next year.
June 26, 2016
over 5 years ago
To early to tell !
Looks good so far check back in a year. it did blossom in it's 2nd season.
May 12, 2016
over 5 years ago
Could not have asked for anything more perfect. Great service and delivery too!
June 26, 2016
over 5 years ago
grew like a weed in a manure pile
Fabulous growth and trunk development the first year. Better growth than the Cortlands which appear stymied and with the same care.
November 12, 2016
over 5 years ago
Apple Trees
Apple trees are growing really great.
Still waiting for apples to grow on the trees.
May 14, 2016
over 6 years ago
my Ultramac apple tree.
My ultra mac tree is absolutely amazing . It's leafed out and looks great. I'm so pleased. I love Stark Brother's
May 17, 2017
over 5 years ago
Growing great
My Ultra Mac is growing nice. I ordered it on sale last summer so I potted it over summer and fall and planted it this spring. Has leafed out nicely, will know in time if it produces.
June 15, 2017
over 4 years ago
Quality purchase
Tree growing nicely received in great condition good packing only second-year don't expect fruit yet
June 11, 2017
over 4 years ago