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Pollination of McIntosh apple trees

McIntosh (Malus domestica)  is in flowering group 2. McIntosh is not self-fertile and needs a pollination partner of a different variety nearby.Choose another variety

Varieties that will pollinate McIntosh in our catalog

  • Alkmenein stock

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    Alkmene is a mid-season apple from Germany, related to to Cox but with a more robust flavor.
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf
  • Amere de Berthencourtin stock

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    Amere de Berthencourt is a traditional French bittersweet cider apple.
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
  • Annain stock

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    Anna is the go-to apple apple variety for growers in low-chill climates - if you are in southern California, or the southern states, Anna is a good choice.
    • Flowering group: 1
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Very early
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
  • Antonovkain stock

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    Antonovka is one of the most cold-hardy of all apple varieties.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Early
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf
  • Beauty of Bathin stock

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    One of the earliest English apples, ripening in early August.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Very early
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf
  • Blue Pearmainin stock

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    An old-fashioned winter eating apple, with a strong sweet/sharp flavor.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
  • Burgundyin stock

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    A mid-season apple variety with a good flavor, and good for juicing.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Good pollinator
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf
  • Campfieldin stock

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    A cold-hardy late-season bittersweet cider variety.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
  • Centennial Crabin stock

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    • Flowering group: 3
    • Good pollinator
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Vigorous
  • Chestnut Crabin stock

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    A large-fruited cold-hardy crab-apple.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Vigorous
  • Cox's Orange Pippinin stock

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    Cox is widely considered to have the best flavor of any dessert apple variety.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
  • CrimsonCrispin stock

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    CrimsonCrisp is a modern scab-resistant apple, with a very crisp flesh. It can be picked over a long-period.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Semi-vigorous
  • CrimsonTopazin stock

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    CrimsonTopaz is a modern scab-resistant variety from the Czech Republic, with a sweet-tart flavor.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf
  • Cripps Pinkin stock

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    Cripps Pink is one of the best-known modern apple varieties, well-suited to the warmer apple-growing regions.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Very late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Dwarf
    • Semi-dwarf
  • Cripps Redin stock

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    Cripps Red is a late-season low-chill apple from Australia, with a crisp dense flesh and a good flavor.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Very late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf
  • Daytonin stock

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    Dayton is an attractive red modern disease-resistant apple with crisp flesh and a sweet/tart flavor.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf
  • Discoveryin stock

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    Discovery is the definitive early-season English apple variety.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Early
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf
  • Dolgoin stock

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    Malus Dolgo, also known as Pink Glow, offers early-season white flowers and dark pink fruits.
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Good pollinator
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Early
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf
    • Semi-vigorous
  • Domainein stock

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    Domaine is a traditional French bittersharp cider apple variety.
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-dwarf
  • Duchess of Oldenburg

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    An old culinary variety from Russia, popular in North America, and noted for its winter hardiness.
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Early
    • Egremont Russetin stock

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      Egremont Russet is the most popular English russet variety, and a good apple tree for the garden.
      • Flowering group: 2
      • Partially self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • Semi-dwarf
    • Elstarin stock

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      Elstar is an attractive apple with a well-balanced honeyed flavor.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • Semi-dwarf
    • Erwin Bauerin stock

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      A fine-flavored late-season eating apple from Germany.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • Semi-dwarf
    • Freedomin stock

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      A modern disease-resistant apple variety, similar to McIntosh.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • Semi-dwarf
    • Freiherr von Berlepschin stock

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      A good quality German apple, notable for its characteristic pineapple flavor.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • Semi-dwarf
    • Freybergin stock

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      Freyberg (or Freyburg) is an attractive golden yellow apple with a high-quality sweet refreshing flavor.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • Semi-dwarf
    • Frostbitein stock

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      An unusual small apple with a distinctive sweet flavor, and exceptional cold-hardiness.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • Semi-dwarf
    • Fujiin stock

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      Developed in Japan, but with all-American parents, Fuji is a very attractive apple with a good sweet flavor.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Very late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • Semi-dwarf
    • Fuji (early)in stock

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      Early ripening forms of the Fuji apple variety.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Mid
      • Available rootstocks:
      • Dwarf
    • Galarinain stock

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      Galarina is best considered an improved, disease-resistant Gala (to which it is closely related).
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • Dwarf
      • Semi-dwarf
      • Semi-vigorous
    • Golden Russetin stock

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      Golden Russet is an antique apple from New York, considered the best-flavored of American russets.
      • Flowering group: 2
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • Semi-dwarf
      • Semi-vigorous
    • Granny Smithin stock

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      Granny Smith is the world-famous green apple from Australia, a good choice for warmer apple-growing regions.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Good pollinator
      • Self-fertile
      • Picking: Very late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • Semi-dwarf
    • Grimes Goldenin stock

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      A high quality apple, Grimes Golden is probably the parent of Golden Delicious, but with a richer flavor.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Good pollinator
      • Self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • Semi-dwarf
    • Haralsonin stock

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      Haralson is a great all-round backyard apple variety, disease-resistant and cold-hardy.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Very late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • Semi-dwarf
    • Harrisonin stock

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      Harrison is a traditional American cider apple, noted for its excellent juice quality.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • Dwarf
      • Semi-dwarf
      • Semi-vigorous
    • Hewe's Virginiain stock

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      Also known as Virginia Crab, Hewe's Crab is considered one of the best varieties for cider.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Good pollinator
      • Self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • Dwarf
      • Semi-dwarf
      • Semi-vigorous
    • Hudson's Golden Gemin stock

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      A large yellow russeted apple with an excellent sweet flavor.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • Dwarf
      • Semi-dwarf
    • Idaredin stock

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      A popular and versatile apple, especially good for juicing, and an exceptional keeper.
      • Flowering group: 2
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • Semi-dwarf
    • Jonathanin stock

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      One of the best-flavored US apple varieties, a good choice for the backyard orchard.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Partially self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • Semi-dwarf
    • Kandil Sinapin stock

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      An unusual but beautiful looking apple, with a sweet scented flavor.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • Semi-dwarf
    • Kerrin stock

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      A cold-hardy crab-apple, primarily used for cider and cooking.
      • Flowering group: 2
      • Good pollinator
      • Partially self-fertile
      • Picking: Mid
      • Available rootstocks:
      • Dwarf
      • Semi-dwarf
    • Kidd's Orange Redin stock

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      Kidd's Orange Red is one of the best Cox-style apples, aromatic, sweet, and easy to grow.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • Semi-dwarf
    • Ladyin stock

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      A small highly flavored apple variety from France, where it is known as Api. It is thought to be very old.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • Semi-dwarf
    • Majorin stock

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      A traditional English bittersweet hard-cider variety.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Mid
      • Available rootstocks:
      • Semi-dwarf
    • Margilin stock

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      An 18th century French apple variety with an aromatic and complex flavor.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • Dwarf
      • Semi-dwarf
    • Melrosein stock

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      Melrose is a Jonathan-style apple, with a sweet flavor and good storage life.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • Semi-dwarf
    • Mettais

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      A high-quality traditional French bittersweet cider apple.
      • Flowering group: 2
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking:
      • Muscadet de Dieppein stock

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        A very old French bittersweet cider variety.
        • Flowering group: 2
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Mid
        • Available rootstocks:
        • Semi-dwarf
      • Nehouin stock

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        An old French bittersweet cider variety.
        • Flowering group: 2
        • Good pollinator
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Mid
        • Available rootstocks:
        • Dwarf
      • Newtown Pippinin stock

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        In use since the 18th century, Newtown Pippin is a versatile American apple with a good aromatic flavor.
        • Flowering group: 3
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Late
        • Available rootstocks:
        • Dwarf
        • Semi-dwarf
      • Novaspyin stock

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        An improved form of Northern Spy, and an excellent all-round apple for northern areas.
        • Flowering group: 3
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Late
        • Available rootstocks:
        • Dwarf
        • Semi-dwarf
      • Porter's Perfectionin stock

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        Porter's Perfection is a 19th century English cider variety producing a bittersharp juice.
        • Flowering group: 3
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Late
        • Available rootstocks:
        • Dwarf
        • Semi-dwarf
      • Redfieldin stock

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        An unusual apple / crab-apple cross, with distinctive red-flesh.
        • Flowering group: 3
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Late
        • Available rootstocks:
        • Dwarf
        • Semi-dwarf
      • Redfreein stock

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        A disease-resistant and cold-hardy summer apple with a sweet flavor, also known as Co-op 13.
        • Flowering group: 3
        • Good pollinator
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Early
        • Available rootstocks:
        • Semi-dwarf
      • Reine des Pommesin stock

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        A traditional French bittersweet hard cider apple.
        • Flowering group: 2
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Mid
        • Available rootstocks:
        • Semi-dwarf
      • Rubinettein stock

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        Considered by many to be the best-tasting apple ever, Rubinette has a perfect sweet / sharp flavour.
        • Flowering group: 3
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Late
        • Available rootstocks:
        • Dwarf
        • Semi-dwarf
      • Saint Edmund's Russetin stock

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        Not as well known as other russets, St. Edmund's Russet is nevertheless one of the best.
        • Flowering group: 3
        • Partially self-fertile
        • Picking: Mid
        • Available rootstocks:
        • Dwarf
        • Semi-dwarf
      • Slavyankain stock

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        Slavyanka is a cold-hardy late-season eating apple from Russia.
        • Flowering group: 2
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Late
        • Available rootstocks:
        • Semi-vigorous
      • SnowSweetin stock

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        A rich sweet-flavored red apple which grows best in the northern states.
        • Flowering group: 3
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Late
        • Available rootstocks:
        • Dwarf
        • Semi-dwarf
      • Stembridge Clusterin stock

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        A traditional English bittersweet cider apple from the town of Stembridge in Somerset.
        • Flowering group: 2
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Late
        • Available rootstocks:
        • Semi-dwarf
      • Sturmer Pippinin stock

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        A traditional late-season English apple, ideal for storing.
        • Flowering group: 3
        • Partially self-fertile
        • Picking: Late
        • Available rootstocks:
        • Semi-dwarf
      • SunCrispin stock

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        A high-quality late-season eating apple with plenty of interesting flavor.
        • Flowering group: 3
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Late
        • Available rootstocks:
        • Semi-dwarf
      • Sweet Coppinin stock

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        A traditional English cider variety, producing a sweet juice.
        • Flowering group: 3
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Very late
        • Available rootstocks:
        • Dwarf
        • Semi-dwarf
      • Sweet Sixteenin stock

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        Sweet 16 is a sweet-flavored apple, with good cold hardiness.
        • Flowering group: 3
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Mid
        • Available rootstocks:
        • Dwarf
        • Semi-dwarf
        • Semi-vigorous
      • Triumphin stock

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        Also known as MN80, Triumph is a new release from the well-regarded University of Minnesota apple breeding program.
        • Flowering group: 3
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Late
        • Available rootstocks:
        • Dwarf
        • Semi-dwarf
        • Semi-vigorous
      • Wealthyin stock

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        Wealthy is a dual-purpose apple, with an excellent reputation for cold-hardiness.
        • Flowering group: 3
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Very late
        • Available rootstocks:
        • Semi-dwarf
      • Wickson Crabin stock

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        Wickson crab is a popular crab apple variety which is also useful in cider blends.
        • Flowering group: 2
        • Good pollinator
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Late
        • Available rootstocks:
        • Dwarf
        • Semi-dwarf
      • Williams' Pridein stock

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        An early summer apple, with excellent disease-resistance and a pleasant tart flavor.
        • Flowering group: 2
        • Good pollinator
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Very early
        • Available rootstocks:
        • Dwarf
        • Semi-dwarf
      • WineCrispin stock

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        WineCrisp is a modern disease-resistant apple with a spicy flavor. Also known as Co-op 31.
        • Flowering group: 3
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Late
        • Available rootstocks:
        • Dwarf
        • Semi-dwarf
      • Wolf Riverin stock

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        Wolf River is the perfect cooking apple for the north - reliable, cold-hardy, disease resistant.
        • Flowering group: 3
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Late
        • Available rootstocks:
        • Semi-dwarf
        • Semi-vigorous
      • Zestar!in stock

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        A crisp attractive early-season apple which stores well.
        • Flowering group: 1
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Early
        • Available rootstocks:
        • Dwarf
        • Semi-dwarf