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McIntosh Apple Tree

McIntosh Apple Tree

McIntosh Apple Tree

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These McIntosh Apple Trees produce plenty of fruit because they're pruned to promote more branches. Enjoy the famous, crisp, sweet flavor the first season under optimal conditions. Harvest these apples in mid September.

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McIntosh Apple Tree

Light - Tangy Flavor

Height:

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back and to produce fruit.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you results the first full season.

5-6 ft.
Oversized Fee: $7.00 each

Ships this Mon, Jul 28
List: $129.95
Sale: $87.07
6 at $82.72 ea.
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Height:

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back and to produce fruit.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you results the first full season.

4-5 ft.

Ships this Mon, Jul 28
List: $119.95
Sale: $80.37
6 at $76.35 ea.
Qty:  
Height:

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back and to produce fruit.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you results the first full season.

3-4 ft.
7 left in stock
Ships this Mon, Jul 28
List: $93.95
Sale: $62.95
6 at $59.80 ea.
Qty:  
Planting Mix for Apple Trees
McIntosh Apple Tree Planting Mix

Helps your McIntosh Apple Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Mycorrhizal Fungi and Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


Soil Contents
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McIntosh Apple Tree
Fertilizer Tablets
McIntosh Apple Tree

Fertilizer Tablets

This patented formula is slow release and will provide the nutrients needed for the first year of your plants life. This fertilizer will not burn your roots and is easy to install. Simply space the tablets evenly around your plants roots when planting. Be sure to water thoroughly after.


Fertilizer Tablets
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McIntosh apples are famous for their light, tangy flavor and distinctive red skin. 

These apples ripen early in the season, and these Macintosh trees produce heavily! 

Enjoy your Macintosh apples fresh, or use them for baking and cooking in pies and sauces, even for apple cider! You’ll love how quickly this tree will grow and begin producing delicious Macintosh apples! 

Grow your fruit organically. No longer will you worry about spraying your trees with chemicals and pesticides. Just plant your tree and pick your fruit right off the branches! 

Most nurseries sell tall, skinny stems with no branches, referred to as “whips”. These take years to produce and even in maturity will no produce an impressive harvest. 

Our Macintosh apples are more mature trees that have been trained to produce a branching structure. This requires an extra year of work for us, but the results you experienced will be dramatic! As a matter of fact, some of them are already producing apples in the nursery! 

Begin harvesting your Macintosh apples as soon as the first season under ideal conditions! 

Pair with one of our other apple trees for pollination.
 

McIntosh Apple Tree Pollination

McIntosh Apple Trees are not self-fertile. You will need to plant another apple tree to achieve fruiting. Below are the most common pollinators...
       
•  Gala Apple Tree •  Jonathan Apple Tree
•  Fuji Apple Tree •  Red Delicious Apple Tree
•  Honeycrisp Apple Tree •  Pink Lady Apple Tree
•  Yellow Delicious Apple Tree •  Granny Smith Apple Tree
   
Crab Apple Trees also make some of the best pollinators for Fruiting Apple Trees. Because they bloom for a long period of time and produce an abundance of pollen that are compatible with most Fruiting Apple Tree varieties.

For more information on apple pollination, view our Apple Pollination Guide.



Growing Zones: 4-8

Mature Height: 15-20 ft.
Mature Width: 10-12 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Very Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Very Good
Rootstock: EMLA-111
Botanical Name: Malus 'McIntosh'
Does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, OR
Growing Zones 4-8
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 4-8
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Save Money

Save thousands by shopping in the convenience of your own home instead of paying a landscaper for trees that struggle.

Tree to Door

Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

No Chemicals

We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

Large Size

Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your McIntosh Apple Tree can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $8.95
$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
$80.00-$98.99 $23.95
$99+ 28%


It's Easy to Plant your McIntosh Apple Tree


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your McIntosh Apple Tree.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your McIntosh Apple Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your McIntosh Apple Tree again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Most useful customer reviews:
By: Sheri
Love the tree! It came well insulated in its box. It is thriving. We pruned it in the winter and it has grown over a foot already this spring. Lots of new branches and leaves. It is a very happy tree!

By: Janet Bene
Just got my new Mcintosh tree along with 4 other trees. I am so pleased. Giddy I guess is more accurate! They are so beautiful and healthy!!! Can't wait to plant them! Thank you everyone at fast growing trees.com you guys ROCK!!!

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We bought one of these Mackintosh apple trees from you couple months ago and didn't realize until when planting the tree that the craft union is 3' off the ground unlike all our other fruit trees that have it close to the ground. What is the reason for having it so high? Are there any benefits to it?

I'm also interested in knowing what root stock you used for our tree as 3 of the 4 branches that the tree has are below the craft union? We are not sure what to do - if we prune the 3 root stock branches only a single whip is left. If we leave the branches, what kind of fruit will come from the root stock branches, if any?
Tom L on May 31, 2014
Best Answer: I planted mine a year ago, but don't know anything about the root stock. I would remove anything below the graft union if I were you.
Reply · Ruth R on May 31, 2014
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I like to plant couple apple trees in VA is July to late?
Tnx Paul
Alexander P on Jul 1, 2014
Best Answer: The best time to plant the McIntosh Apple Tree is in the early Spring or early Fall. However if temperatures aren't scorching hot around 90 degrees and above it will be fine to plant this tree now.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jul 10, 2014
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