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McIntosh Apple Tree for Sale 
McIntosh Apple Tree for Sale

McIntosh Apple Tree for Sale

McIntosh Apple Tree for Sale

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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.



NON-GMO

McIntosh Apple Tree

Light - Tangy Flavor


Height

We Prune Your Tree Throughout Its Life… NOT just when we ship it!

So instead of a tree that resembles a fishing pole, you get one that has well developed branches and is hefty enough to start supporting fruit production.

The heights advertised are generally after we prune your tree one last time, unless otherwise noted. So the height you pay for is what you receive.

Plus we don’t include the pot or root length in our measurements. This can give you an extra 1-2 ft. in height.

Our larger trees can be one to three years older than our smaller ones and should give you fruit the first season.

: 7-9 ft

-4 left in stock
Ships this Mon, Sep 7
List: $279.90
Sale: $139.95
50% OFF
OUT OF STOCK
Height

We Prune Your Tree Throughout Its Life… NOT just when we ship it!

So instead of a tree that resembles a fishing pole, you get one that has well developed branches and is hefty enough to start supporting fruit production.

The heights advertised are generally after we prune your tree one last time, unless otherwise noted. So the height you pay for is what you receive.

Plus we don’t include the pot or root length in our measurements. This can give you an extra 1-2 ft. in height.

Our larger trees can be one to three years older than our smaller ones and should give you fruit the first season.

: 5-6 ft
$7.00 Oversize Fee
Ships this Mon, Sep 7
List: $139.90
Sale: $69.95
50% OFF
Qty: 
Height

We Prune Your Tree Throughout Its Life… NOT just when we ship it!

So instead of a tree that resembles a fishing pole, you get one that has well developed branches and is hefty enough to start supporting fruit production.

The heights advertised are generally after we prune your tree one last time, unless otherwise noted. So the height you pay for is what you receive.

Plus we don’t include the pot or root length in our measurements. This can give you an extra 1-2 ft. in height.

Our larger trees can be one to three years older than our smaller ones and should give you fruit the first season.

: 4-5 ft

-4 left in stock
Ships this Mon, Sep 7
List: $119.90
Sale: $59.95
50% OFF
OUT OF STOCK
Height

We Prune Your Tree Throughout Its Life… NOT just when we ship it!

So instead of a tree that resembles a fishing pole, you get one that has well developed branches and is hefty enough to start supporting fruit production.

The heights advertised are generally after we prune your tree one last time, unless otherwise noted. So the height you pay for is what you receive.

Plus we don’t include the pot or root length in our measurements. This can give you an extra 1-2 ft. in height.

Our larger trees can be one to three years older than our smaller ones and should give you fruit the first season.

: 3-4 ft

-4 left in stock
Ships this Mon, Sep 7
List: $99.90
Sale: $49.95
50% OFF
OUT OF STOCK

Experts Recommend

Planting Mix
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:

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.

Use 1-2 bags of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
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Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
Sale: $4.95
Qty: 
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TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.


When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

DIEHARD Transplant
Sale: $19.95
Qty: 
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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! 

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
Botanical Name: Malus 'McIntosh'
Does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, OR
Growing Zones 4-8
This plant is recommended for zones: 4-8
(green area above)




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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.

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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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!
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 4 years ago
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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December 31, 2012
OMG!!!
Well I ordered a 5-6 ft Tree last week and recieved a 7'+ with a sturdy trunk, nice branches, and lots of green leaves. So far they look beautiful. They even had to bend the top to fit it in the shipping box. Not only am I ordering from them again, I put in another order that comes Wednesday. Wednesday can't come soon enough! :-)
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August 15, 2015
Purchased
1 month ago
Growing Zone:
4
Growth Rate
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Medium
Fast
McIntosh Apple
The has been growing well with good branch and leave production.
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July 27, 2015
Purchased
4 months ago
Growth Rate
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Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
review
Service and delivery was fine. trees alive and growing fine.
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July 27, 2015
Purchased
4 months ago
Growth Rate
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Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
The McIntosh Apple Tree
We bought 2 of the McIntosh apple trees, and they are on their 3rd year, and have not gotten apples yet.
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July 24, 2015
Grantham, NH, US
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
4
A gift for my friend (paired with a Honeycrisp), purchased & planted at the end of June 2014, just three months ago at Minnesota. It appears to have settled in well and has grown at least one foot in height.

The trees have generated much local interest with everyone apparently looking forward to sharing the first (and subsequent) crops of both.
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September 24, 2014
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
4
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I love apple tree
charlie t on Sep 4, 2015
my son has a productive mcintosh apple tree . without any help to pollinate. yet i thought y ou said another tree was necessary Is IT????
A shopper on Aug 28, 2014
do they need cross pollinating and if so with what?
franny on Jun 1, 2015
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 · Report · Ruth R on May 31, 2014
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How long is the growing season for these apples? Where I live there are often frosts in the first parts of June, and the end of August. Is there enough time in those 10-12 weeks for the apples to grow and ripen?
Hannah B on Aug 19, 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 · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 10, 2014
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when is the best time of year to plant in zone 6?
luann on Jul 9, 2015
Best Answer: I do not know. I sent the tree to my father in Michigan for Father's Day and he planted it then, June, and it has done well.
Reply · Report · Marion B on Jul 10, 2015
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How tall and wide does this tree grow?
Katie K on Jun 12, 2015
Best Answer: This tree grows to about 15 to 20 ft tall, and 10 to 12 feet wide.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 18, 2015
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I just bought some trees and I need to know if I should plant them now or keep them in a green house till spring?
Kelly J on Oct 23, 2014
Best Answer: You can plant them now Kelly. We did with ours. We have A McIntosh Apple Tree and it's doing quite well. It took really fast to being planted in the ground. We didn't have any problems. Good luck with yours! :)
Reply · Report · Janet on Oct 24, 2014
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How deep does hole need to be?
Rebecca S on Aug 7, 2015
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Will my Trees Look Like the Photographs?


Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





Most Fruiting Plants are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You


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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.


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