McIntosh Apple Trees

McIntosh Apple Trees Buyer's Guide

The original McIntosh apple tree, sometimes spelled MacIntosh, was named for its discoverer, John McIntosh, who found this variety on his Canadian farm in 1811. The fruit was attractive, featuring red and green skin surrounding snow-white flesh. The tart taste was outstanding and, before long, the variety was grafted and distributed commercially. The unique “Mac” flavor can still be distinguished in the offspring of McIntosh, like Cortland, Empire, and Enterprise apples.

Over the years, apple breeders have discovered natural variations of the McIntosh apple. These include trees whose fruit have a desirable, redder, appearance and trees with a spur-type fruiting habit. Spur-type apple trees, like our exclusive Starkspur® UltraMac™, produce more of the same flavorful fruit on one tree, since the fruiting spurs develop all down the limb rather than just at the tips. With its exceptional cold-hardiness, a McIntosh apple tree is a must-have for new apple growers and experts alike.


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Since 1816, Stark Bro’s has promised to provide customers with the very best fruit trees and plants. It’s just that simple. If your trees or plants do not survive, please let us know within one year of delivery. We will send you a free one-time replacement, with a nominal shipping fee of $9.99. If the item in question is not available, we can issue a one-time credit to your account equaling the original product purchase price or issue you a refund. Read more about our warranty policy.