• McIntosh Apple Tree for Sale

    McIntosh Apple Tree for Sale

    McIntosh Apple Tree for Sale


McIntosh Apple Tree

Reg: $119.90
Save: $59.95  (50%)
Ships this Mon, May 30

1. Height

  • Shipped to you in our Drop 'N Grow™

    The benefits of the Drop ‘N Grow™ bag…

    These trees are originally grown in a field and naturally have a larger root system than container grown trees. This means you get a plant that will become established quicker and provide you with superior growth in the spring.

    Your tree arrives dormant (sleeping for the winter). Without foliage to support, it doesn't require as much water or nutrients to survive. So transplanting is stress-free.

    If you plant in the winter, your roots will continue to grow and become more established. When spring arrives you will see bright new foliage appearing. 

    These will be the easiest trees you have every planted!  Simply dig your hole, place the Drop ‘N Grow™ bag in the center (burlap included) then use excess dirt to fill the hole.  That’s it!

    Drop and Grow Bare Root


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3. Extras

-t- 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 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 4-8

Growing Zones 4-8 This plant is recommended for zones: 4-8
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15-20 ft.

Mature Width:

10-12 ft.


Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:

Very Good

Chill Hours:


Botanical Name:

Malus 'McIntosh'

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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 •  Winesap 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.

Customer Reviews

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Growth Rate
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!
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
Growth Rate
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.
July 24, 2015
Grantham, NH, US
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
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!!!
December 31, 2012
Growth Rate
As advertised
Everything went as advertised. I did a phone order since I had a couple of questions, the salesperson was very friendly and helpful with all my questions. The tree came next day it was shipped, I already prepared the hole day before, just followed enclosed instructions. It's been a little over a week and new leaves are appearing.
September 30, 2015
8 months ago
Growing Zone:
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! :-)
August 15, 2015
9 months ago
Growing Zone:
Received our tree
The tree arrived! I am excited at how healthy it looks.
September 18, 2015
8 months ago
Growth Rate
McIntosh Apple
The has been growing well with good branch and leave production.
July 27, 2015
1 year ago
Growth Rate
Service and delivery was fine. trees alive and growing fine.
July 27, 2015
1 year ago
Growth Rate
My McIntosh Trees
Just planted them and they are doing well. Look forward to next year to see growth. Only had a few yellow leaves when arrived. Look great in my yard and the birds already love them too.
September 12, 2015
9 months ago
Growing Zone:
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.
September 24, 2014
1 year ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for 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.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Fast-Growing-Trees.com Store
Because they are the best tasting apples in the whole world and their skins are not so hard that they tear your gums up. I love an apple I can each without peeling:) My mom deserves the best for Mother's Day and I know she will love this gift!
Joann (Mom) B on Apr 19, 2016
Can't Waite to make apple sauce.
Jimmy J on Apr 2, 2016
Because they are the best tasting apples in the whole world and their skins are not so hard that they tear your gums up. I love an apple I can each without peeling:) My mom deserves the best for Mother's Day and I know she will love this gift!
Joann (Mom) B on Apr 19, 2016
We love apples
Barbara J on Apr 6, 2016
Can't Waite to make apple sauce.
Jimmy J on Apr 2, 2016
It's our favorite Apple so we have always wanted a tree of our own.
Kate M on Mar 29, 2016
favorite apple species
gregory m on Mar 22, 2016
I chose the apple tree because we are always picking apples in the fall and why not pick them from my own property.
Jon K on Mar 11, 2016
can you say...cider? yummm!
Norma R on Mar 10, 2016
I love apples and want to grow my favorite.
Susan S on Mar 9, 2016
A good pie and applesauce apple, and it will pollinate my existing Jonathan trees.
Sheryl N on Feb 25, 2016
Love the McIntosh apple
Thomas W on Feb 19, 2016
McIntosh is one of our favorite all around apple, and will pollinate the Honeycrisp we ordered.
Vinnie D on Feb 6, 2016
for baking
April H on Dec 28, 2015
Previous experience with this type of apple tree produced good apples for pie.
Paul Y on Nov 25, 2015
Do you like apples? How do you like them apples
Matthew K on Nov 17, 2015
i grew up with them in montana and the apple cider is one of my favorite memories.
stephen j on Oct 10, 2015
Can grow well in Zone 4
Irene G on Sep 19, 2015
favorite apples. need to cross pollinate
Jessica C on Sep 18, 2015
I love apple tree
charlie t on Sep 4, 2015
We love apples
Barbara J on Apr 6, 2016
It's our favorite Apple so we have always wanted a tree of our own.
Kate M on Mar 29, 2016
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
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the McIntosh does require a pollinator. The most common pollinators are: Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp, Yellow Delicious, Jonathan, Red Delicious, Pink Lady and Granny Smith.
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
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.
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.
I would love a MacIntosh tree! I already have the 4-in-1 apple tree from fast-growing-trees.com. Is the 4-in-1 tree sufficient as a cross pollinator if I were to get a MacIntosh tree?
Kathy D on Apr 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You bet even crabapple trees make great pollinators.
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.
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.
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! :)
Are these gmo trees? Or are the organic? It says i can treat it organic and its easy to take care of, but it doesnt say it is organic.
Kimberly V on Apr 23, 2016

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