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McIntosh Apple Tree

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McIntosh Apple Tree

Description
The World's Favorite Apple
Cold-hardy native of Canada. Round, red, mildly tart fruit has a soft texture when cooked. Gives apple sauce and cider a spicy kick; bakes up juicy and tender. Ripens in mid Sept. Zones 4-6.

Why buy a Standard Deluxe or Li'l Big Deluxe package - Deluxe fruit trees include 2 oz. Quik-Cal Pelletized Calcium, 12 oz. bag of Fruit Tree Food Starter Formula and a premium tree guard to protect the trunk for gnawing pests, weed trimmers and mowers. Li'l-BIG™ Deluxe fruit trees also include our innovative tree support, recommended for all Li'l-BIG trees.

Product Details
  • SeasonSpring
  • Unit of Measure1 tree
  • FormDeciduous. Rounded.
  • LightFull Sun.
  • Height25 feet for standard, 6 feet for Li'l BIG.
  • Spread25 feet for standard, 4 - 6 feet for Li'l BIG.
  • Spacing20 feet for standard, 6 - 8 feet for Li'l BIG.
  • Zones4 - 6 (-20° F.)
  • FoliageDeep green foliage.
  • Flower FormYes.
  • ColorWhite blossoms.
  • BloomsApril
  • FruitMedium to large, bright red fruit. Very tender with thin skin.
  • Soil RequirementsWell-drained, moist soil, organic.
  • Growth RateMedium growth rate. 1 - 2 fee per year.
  • PruningRemove any suckers coming from the rootstock. Remove any crossed , crowed or inward growing limbs, Late Winter or very early Spring.
  • PollinatorJonathan, Grimes, Gala, Goldrush, Liberty, Pixie Crunch, Sundance.
  • CommentsSweet crisp, white flesh. A good all-around apple. Resistant to cedar-apple rust and fireblight. Small-cored apple. Tart, spicy flavor. Keeps well in January in chilled storage. Partially self-fruitful but produces better with another variety.SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: APPLE TREES ARE GRAFTED. MIX GENEROUS AMOUNTS OF ORGANIC MATERIAL 15-18 INCHES INTO SOIL BEFORE PLANTING. SEEDS ARE A GOOD INDICATOR OF RIPENESS, WHITE IF FRUIT IS IMMATURE & BROWN WHEN FRUIT IS RIPE. FRUIT SHOULD PART FROM THE STEM EASILY AS WELL. IF STORING OVER WINTER, SELECT BURISE & BLEMISH FREE FRUIT. WATER TREES DEEPLY IN HOT,DRY,WINDY WEATHER. AFTER 1ST YEAR, FERTILIZE W/ 12-12-12; 1 LB. PER TREE. FEED IN EARLY SPRING BEFORE NEW GROWTH STARTS. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO NOT OVER FERTILIZE; AVOID HIGH NITROGEN FERTILIZERS. USPP = UNITED STATES PLANT PATENT PRI = VARIETIES WHICH ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR DISEASE RESISTANCE, RESTRICTED STATES, AE, AK, GU, HI, PR.
  • YieldApproximately 5 - 10 bushels at maturity for standard, 1/2 bushel for Li'l BIG.
  • Botanical NameMalus X 'McIntosh'
  • HeaderThe World's Favorite Apple
  • DepthPlant the graft 2 inches above soil.
Shipping Schedule

Shipping Schedule

Orders for general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days. Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule for Plants
Zones Tomatoes & Peppers Potatoes Sweet Potatoes Onion Plants
1A-4A 5/14 - 6/1 3/26 - 6/15 5/21 - 6/8 4/2 - 5/11
4B 5/14 - 6/1 3/26 - 6/15 5/21 - 6/8 4/2 - 5/11
5A 5/14 - 6/1 3/5 - 6/15 5/14 - 6/8 3/26 - 5/11
5B 5/14 - 6/1 3/5 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/26 - 5/11
6A 4/23 - 6/1 3/5 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/5 - 5/11
6B 4/23 - 6/1 3/5 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 2/26 - 5/11
7A 4/23 - 6/1 2/26 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 2/19 - 5/11
7B 4/2 - 6/1 2/26 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 2/12 - 5/11
8A & B 4/2 - 6/1 2/19 - 6/15 4/23 - 6/8 1/29 - 5/11
9A & B 4/2 - 6/1 2/12 - 6/15 4/23 - 6/8 1/2 - 5/11
10A & B 4/2 - 6/1 2/12 - 6/15 4/16 - 6/8 1/2 - 5/11
Last Order Date 5/28 6/11 6/4 5/7
Zones Bareroot Roses Large Bareroots, Trees & Shrubs Tender Annuals All other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 4/16 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/22 4/30 - 6/8 4/30 - 6/22
4B 4/16 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/22 4/30 - 6/8 4/30 - 6/22
5A 4/1 - 6/1 3/19 - 6/22 4/30 - 6/8 4/2 - 6/22
5B 3/19 - 6/1 3/5 - 6/22 3/30 - 6/8 3/19 - 6/22
6A 3/5 - 6/1 3/5 - 6/22 4/30 - 6/8 3/5 - 6/22
6B 3/5 - 6/1 3/5 - 6/22 4/30 - 6/8 3/5 - 6/22
7A 2/26 - 6/1 2/12 - 6/22 4/2 - 6/8 2/26 - 6/22
7B 2/26 - 6/1 2/12 - 6/22 4/2 - 6/8 2/26 - 6/22
8A & B 2/19 - 6/1 2/12 - 5/25 4/2 - 6/8 2/20 - 5/25
9A & B 1/22 - 6/1 2/12 - 5/25 4/2 - 6/8 2/12 - 5/25
10A & B 1/22 - 6/1 2/12 - 5/25 4/2 - 6/8 2/12 - 5/25
Last Order Date 5/28 1A-7B: 6/18 6/4 1A-7B: 6/18
8A-10B: 5/21 8A-10B: 5/21

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.

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