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McIntosh Apple Tree

Malus 'McIntosh'


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-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- 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.

Coarse 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- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-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.

Tree Gator

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

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Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

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 McIntosh trees produce heavily!

Enjoy your McIntosh 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 McIntosh 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 McIntosh 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 McIntosh apples as soon as the first season under ideal conditions!

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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

4.4 / 5.0
26 Reviews
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Great tree from a great company. All my trees come from FGT and they will get more business from me in 2019. Another Mac Apple will be on the list again.
August 22, 2018
8 months ago
McIntosh apple tree
Was very happy with my apple tree. Was very well protected in the box during shipment and was a lot larger than I thought it would be. My tree is growing very well
July 7, 2018
6 months ago
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Great product, great service!
I'm very happy with my Macintosh trees! They came promptly and they're very healthy. So far, they are adjusting to their new home. Thank you for such great service and product!
June 21, 2018
6 months ago
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Our McIntosh Apple Tree came on time and healthy. We've only had her about a month but she is really taking off.
June 19, 2018
7 months ago
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I have 4 mac trees all a bit different , but all are doing well. Just a few apples the second year. I pruned in late spring to encourage growth more than fruiting this year.
June 16, 2018
1 year ago
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One month in
The tree is doing well. It’s green and has leaves. To early to say anything else. Would love to see apples, but won’t know until fall. So that’s why I gave it a three. Perhaps I’ll give it a five star after a year.
May 21, 2018
9 months ago
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Thanks for a lovely tree
Tree arrived 2 days ago - it was well packed, in great condition and is doing well in its second day in the ground - no apples yet tho :-)
May 20, 2018
8 months ago
It came alive
The apple tree was in fair shape when I received it. A lot of dead - damaged leaves. We'll see how it does.
May 20, 2018
8 months ago
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First year to have this tree
I would so recommend this company for any and all your tree selections.They are fast, dependable and you can rest assured that you are getting what you pay for
May 15, 2018
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Not great
Hardly noticing any growth
August 9, 2017
1 year ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your McIntosh Apple Tree

McIntosh Apple Tree Planting Diretions

The McIntosh Apple (Malus ‘McIntosh’) is a cold hardy apple tree recommended for growing zones 4-8. They’re a full sun, semi-dwarf apple tree that has a mature height of 15-20 feet and width of 10-12 feet. They bloom in April and their apples are ready for harvest in mid-September. McIntosh apples have red and green skin with a mild tart taste making them a perfect ingredient for pies, cider and apple sauce. McIntosh apple trees are one of the few apples that are self-pollinating which means you will get fruit with just the one tree but will have a much larger fruit yield with another near by or a pollinator (listed below).

Location: Be sure that the location you plan to plant your tree will receive full sun which means at least six hours of direct sun each day. If the area receives more than half a day’s shade then the tree will not perform well. Drainage is essential so if you have an overabundance of clay, some soil amending may be required. The pH range of the soil (for the best results) is 6.0-6.5 and a soil test can determine this easily. Testing kits can be found at your local gardening center to test the acidity of your soil. If the soil is mostly sand then amending peat moss into the sand will help with moisture retention otherwise more frequent irrigation will be needed.

Planting Directions (in ground): Now that you have found your ideal planting location for the McIntosh apple there are some basic steps for planting the tree. You can raise the acidity of the soil if necessary using lime or wood ash. To lower the pH you can amend sulfur, sphagnum peat or aluminum/iron sulfate into the soil.

1) Make your planting site hole twice the width of the root ball and just as deep.
2) Gently comb your hands over the root ball to free up the roots before planting. Take care not to be to rough with the roots.
3) Place your new McIntosh apple tree in the hole and be sure it’s straight as you begin to back fill the hole. Tamp down the soil as you fill the hole to prevent air pockets from forming.
4) Water the planting site to settle the soil and then mulch around the base to prevent competing weeds and grasses from growing around the area.
*Tip: Make sure your mulch is not touching the base of the trunk as this can encourage rot and fungus from forming.

Planting Directions (potted tree): Most wouldn’t think you cannot grow an apple tree that isn’t a dwarf variety in a pot. With the McIntosh apple you can definitely grow a happy, healthy apple tree in a pot! Growing this way will also help maintain the tree at a more manageable height.

1) You will want to start off with a fairly large pot for the apple tree to have enough space to stretch out its root system. A ten gallon or even a fifteen gallon pot will be a good size to start with. Plastic pots may not be a good selection as they can get hot in the sun and aren’t insulated against the cold.
2) Select a well draining, quality potting soil mix to fill the pot.
3) Some light trimming of the roots is encouraged before potting the tree to prevent it from becoming a root bound mess in the pot. Snip the roots so they are about ½ inch from the inside wall of the pot.
4) Be sure you add enough soil to the bottom of the pot so the graft union will be level with the rim of the pot. Fill the pot until there is about a 2 inch space from the rim to the top of the soil.

Watering (in ground): Your McIntosh apple will benefit from a regular watering habit each week. You may need to water more often in times of extreme heat or drought. The soil surrounding your tree should be moist, but never saturated. Light green leaves can be a sign of over watering, while drooping leaves can be a sign of both over or under watering.

Watering (potted): Water slowly when you irrigate the tree to ensure even moisturizing of the soil. When the tree is in a dormant state, only provide enough water to keep the soil slightly moistened. As soon as you see newer growth coming out of the tree you can water whenever the top 2 inches of the soil feels dry.

Pruning (in ground): Once your tree has become established and is starting to bear fruit, it will need some periodic, moderate pruning. Only prune the tree during times of dormancy making sure to remove any vigorous, upright stems which are quite common in the upper portion of the tree. Weak, damaged or dead branches should also be removed. Low hanging, droopy branches should also be removed. As a branch declines with age it should be cutback to let younger branches take over and produce better.

Pruning (potted): Once you have your tree potted and comfortable, prune the branches back to about Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Pollinator for other trees and love the fruit
Marla J on Oct 26, 2018
Zone 4
Kaye S on Aug 13, 2018
Pollinator for other trees and love the fruit
Marla J on Oct 26, 2018
Love Macs and was listed as a good pollinator for the other trees I purchased. Very excited to see how they all do!
Christina C on Oct 18, 2018
Zone 4
Kaye S on Aug 13, 2018
OLGA P on Aug 1, 2018
Will grow here I hope.
Ronnie G on Jul 1, 2018
I want a tree that will produce in the near future!
Gerald M on Jun 10, 2018
It says will bear fruit first year.
Jeannette P on May 27, 2018
Granddaughter wants an apple tree
Barbara C on May 25, 2018
They were out of the tree that I wanted, so bought this one instead. Looking forward to some delicious tasting apples!
Wendy L on May 4, 2018
Needed another pollinater and enjoy mac’s to go with my 2 Granny Smith and liberty apple
Daniel K on Apr 14, 2018
Our favorite apple.
Edward D on Apr 8, 2018
Like to get several brands of apple trees together for cross pollination. N. VA 2018
steven P on Apr 4, 2018
Mcintosh are one of my favorite apples... and I cant wait to watch it grow...and produce apples..
Miranda G on Mar 2, 2018
I chose this for my growing zone and the excellent reviews. I selected it as a partner for the Fuji (Low Chill tree).
Alyson G on Feb 11, 2018
Searched on line. Liked the info about Apple trees.
Patrick S on Jan 11, 2018
I like different items and also saw that they were more for the southern US that a lot of them are
john K on Jan 1, 2018
Need another apple tree
Mark M on Dec 26, 2017
Great eating apple and for blending into hard apple cider.
Michael H on Oct 23, 2017
Best tasting of all the apples. Sweet and tart.
GI Jack on Oct 16, 2017
Hope to have shade and fruit in a small space and zone 5
Dawn L on Oct 7, 2017
To cross pollinate with granny
Kimberly J on Oct 2, 2017
Favorite cooking apple
heidib on Sep 29, 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 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
Love Macs and was listed as a good pollinator for the other trees I purchased. Very excited to see how they all do!
Christina C on Oct 18, 2018
OLGA P on Aug 1, 2018
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.
Can I still plant in November?
Rosember G on Nov 13, 2018
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.
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.
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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