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Fruit tree comparison - McIntosh
Apple trees


A traditional versatile apple popular in the northern states of the USA. Also known as Macintosh.  Remove this variety from the comparison


Gardening skill? Easy
Cropping Heavy
Fertility? Not self-fertile
Flowering group? 2
Pollinating others? Average
Ploidy? Diploid
Vigour? Average growth
Bearing regularity? Regular
Fruit bearing? Spur-bearer
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening


Picking season? Late
Use / keeping? 2-3 weeks
Flavour quality? Very good
Flavour style Sweeter
Cooking result Textured puree

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Overall disease resistance? Good


Country of origin Canada
Period of origin 1800 - 1849
Fruit colour Crimson
Leaf colour Green