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McIntosh Apple Tree

Malus 'McIntosh'


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-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
-t- 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

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 (minimum):


You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Malus 'McIntosh'

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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 4 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 6 years ago
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
Beaverton, MI
over 2 years ago
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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
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
Growing Zone:
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
over 2 years ago
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Can't Wait
Took to the soil straight away. I can't wait to taste these apples.
So hardy.
Strong trees.
May 18, 2017
6 months ago
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Received our tree
The tree arrived! I am excited at how healthy it looks.
September 18, 2015
over 2 years ago
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
over 2 years ago
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my mc apple trees
Received in great shape took several days before planting. I am watering couple times a week in this Texas heat they are putting on some ,but little growth. You can let me know when they may bloom, my citrus trees I purchased at a local plant Nursery have bloomed and has fruit. the fruit trees are about the same size and planted at the same time. Maybe give me some growing hints, I live 10 miles north of Houston, Texas.
July 5, 2017
7 months 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.

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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These are my favorite apples and should grow in my zone
janice r on Sep 25, 2017
I picked both the McIntosh Apple and Honey crisp Apple for their most cold hardiness for Zone 7.
Reba H on Aug 8, 2017
These are my favorite apples and should grow in my zone
janice r on Sep 25, 2017
Replacement tree.
George T on Sep 18, 2017
I picked both the McIntosh Apple and Honey crisp Apple for their most cold hardiness for Zone 7.
Reba H on Aug 8, 2017
My husbands favorite apples. Also great for cooking makes the best applesauce. So sweet and juicey love to snack on them with some peanut butter.
Cynthia M on Jul 2, 2017
Great pollinators with all other varieties of Apple trees
Sgt. Geno C on Jul 1, 2017
My favorite apple.
Jen Z on Jun 17, 2017
Does well in New York
Kristina C on Jun 13, 2017
Ordered before, Great service and FAST Shipping with great care instructions
Randy T on Jun 5, 2017
I am wanting to improve my trees on my property. I have too many mesquites and I am getting them removed and putting in some trees to benefit my family and my friends and improve the property itself.
Bradley S on Jun 4, 2017
I chose it as a pollinator for our honeycrisp trees and because they are a great apple for apple pies!
Ann H on May 30, 2017
This is a replacement for the tree I bought last fall and did not come back this spring. I hope it will grow this time.
Mauricio M on May 23, 2017
Price and just trying something different. I do like wine sap but there too much money.
Nicholas G on May 22, 2017
pollinate red delicious
rod t on May 19, 2017
Starting an orchard.
Dorian J on May 18, 2017
Can handle -20 degrees
(Timothy and g on May 16, 2017
Want to grow organic apples
Dwayne K on May 15, 2017
Wife likes and will sell the rest
mark k on May 13, 2017
Great Apple for Multipurpose.
Jose P on May 13, 2017
Simple, informative, great product!
Tiffany T on May 12, 2017
Baking and I used to pick these as a kid.
Todd B on May 9, 2017
Heavy producer, very good drought tolerance, Zone 4; self-fertile but also pollinates many other apple trees, including the Honey Crisp I also purchased.
Teresa S on Apr 30, 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
Replacement tree.
George T on Sep 18, 2017
My husbands favorite apples. Also great for cooking makes the best applesauce. So sweet and juicey love to snack on them with some peanut butter.
Cynthia M on Jul 2, 2017
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.
Just bought two macintosh apple trees. Is that all I need to get fruit?
Pat R on Jul 25, 2017
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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