Friday, September 12, 2014

Apples :: McIntosh

Mid Season • Sweet-tart • Heirloom

Ripens
Early-Mid September

Characteristics
Bright white flesh and a refreshing sweet-tart flavor with a crisp juicy texture. A high-quality apple great for fresh eating, applesauce, pies and cider.

History
A heritage variety. Originates from Ontario, Canada, where it was discovered by John McIntosh growing as a wild seedling in 1796.


Parentage: Unknown. Maybe Fameuse, potentially crossed with Detroit Red. Offspring: Cortland, Fireside, Jonamac, Jubilee, Britemac, Empire, Enterprise, July Red, Liberty, Lobo, Macoun, Merten Charm, Milton, Novamac, Priscilla, Pristine, Spartan, Sunrise, Victory, Tydeman's Early Worcester.

Storage
Maintains crispness for 1 month. Less crisp stores for 6 months.


Notes
We have three McIntosh trees at our off-farm orchard.

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