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McIntosh Apple Tree

Malus 'McIntosh'


1. Height

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  • Shipped to you in our Drop 'N Grow™

    The benefits of the Drop ‘N Grow™ bag…

    By growing these trees in burlap bags, the roots grow into the cloth, rather than circling around a pot. This forces these trees to put out thousands of fine hair roots. These roots bring moisture and nutrients into the plants. This means you get a tree that will become established quicker and provide you with superior and faster growth.

    These will be the easiest trees you have ever 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


2. Quantity

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
(hardy down to -20℉)

Growing Zones 4-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15-20 ft.

Mature Width:

10-12 ft.


Full Sun


15-20 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:

Very Good

Harvest Time:


Fruit Color:

Red and Green

Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Chill Hours:


Botanical Name:

Malus 'McIntosh'

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Learn why we stopped selling bare-root

Light - Tangy Flavor

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 self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional pollinator will drastically increase the size of your crop. Below are the most effective pollinators we have chosen for your area...

Crabapple 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.

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Customer Reviews

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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
over 3 years ago
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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!
January 1, 2013
over 5 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!!!
January 1, 2013
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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
1 year ago
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All that was said it would be
Got a 7 foot stick in Spring now have an 8 foot tree complete with leaves and buds so far it is great
June 13, 2016
Easton, PA
1 year ago
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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
1 year ago
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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
1 year ago
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Received our tree
The tree arrived! I am excited at how healthy it looks.
September 18, 2015
1 year ago
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McIntosh Apple
The has been growing well with good branch and leave production.
July 27, 2015
over 2 years ago
Growth Rate
Service and delivery was fine. trees alive and growing fine.
July 27, 2015
over 2 years ago

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.

Planting & Care

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?
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A delicious and versatile apple my family will enjoy.
Kevin N on Apr 26, 2017
This tree will be planted in sandy soil on 40 acres of deer hunting land. The fruit will be for human and deer consumption.
Mike S on Apr 21, 2017
A delicious and versatile apple my family will enjoy.
Kevin N on Apr 26, 2017
Edwin F on Apr 26, 2017
This tree will be planted in sandy soil on 40 acres of deer hunting land. The fruit will be for human and deer consumption.
Mike S on Apr 21, 2017
one kid wanted red apples and the other wanted green...best of both worlds
aimee s on Apr 15, 2017
Darrell R on Apr 13, 2017
Love the apples
Denise B on Apr 2, 2017
my favorite apple
Mark L on Mar 29, 2017
Like this apple
Kevin C on Mar 24, 2017
partner wanted this tree because hard to find this apple
Rebecca C on Mar 9, 2017
Good for baking.
Gary C on Mar 7, 2017
The apple my wife likes it is hard to find and when we do they are very expensive.
Robert W on Feb 27, 2017
I have an old McIntosh tree now, and want to replace it .
Jake K on Nov 26, 2016
wanting the fruit and the flowering tree!
Rodd M on Oct 7, 2016
this was the one I wanted to make applesauce!
Rochelle C on Oct 2, 2016
We love apples and especially the McIntosh for pies and other baked goods. I also am a believer in organic gardening and will treat this tree organically.
Darla B on Sep 22, 2016
Cross pollinate with Honeycrisp; Great baking apple
Dave S on Sep 6, 2016
They produce heavily and grow well in my region.
Sharon M on Sep 6, 2016
looks good!
Hamid N on Sep 4, 2016
cross pollenation
John P on Sep 1, 2016
Looking forward to baking with the apple
Judith M on Aug 27, 2016
Need a pollinator for the Honeycrisp I ordered and this seems to have great qualities as well. Drough tolerant and apple cider.
Jennifer B on Aug 7, 2016
to pollinate my honeycrisp apple treee
Janice S on Aug 1, 2016
Best tasting apple next to figi apples
Karen A on Jul 17, 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
Edwin F on Apr 26, 2017
one kid wanted red apples and the other wanted green...best of both worlds
aimee s on Apr 15, 2017
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.
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 http://www.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! :)

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