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McIntosh Apple Tree CareView Full Planting & Care Instructions
Sunlight Pink Lady® Apples thrive in full sun, so make sure you plant in a spot that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day.
Watering Water regularly each week when the soil gets dry 2-3 inches down. Make sure to water more often if the tree is potted or there is a period of drought.
Fertilizing Follow label instructions on an apple-specific fertilizer, usually applying several times from April until August.
Light, Tangy Flavor in Just One Year
Why McIntosh Apple Trees?
Our McIntosh Apple Tree is famous for its fresh fruit, which boasts a light, tangy flavor and distinctive red skin. Plus, since this tree produces heavily and ripens early in the season, you’ll get fruit yearly and sooner than other varieites.
Enjoy your McIntosh Apples fresh or use them for baking and cooking in pies and sauces, or even apple cider. Not only will you get your fruit quickly, but you can also grow it organically. You won’t have to worry about spraying your trees with chemicals and pesticides. Just plant your tree and pick your fruit right off the branches!
Plus, because our McIntosh doesn’t have serious issues with pests or diseases, and boasts hardy strength, it’s easy to grow. You get healthful, strong growth from your McIntosh…with or without a green thumb.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
Our McIntosh Apple Trees 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.
Begin harvesting your McIntosh Apples as soon as the first season under ideal conditions – get your own McIntosh Apple Tree today!
McIntosh Apple Tree Pollination
McIntosh Apple Trees are not self-fertile. You will need to plant another variety to achieve fruiting. Below are the most effective pollinators we have chosen for your area...
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Full sun and well-drained soil help your McIntosh Apple thrive, so select an area with both (6 hours of sunlight per day). Now that you have found your ideal planting location for the McIntosh Apple, there are some basic steps for planting the tree. Place your tree, tamp down the soil as you fill the hole to prevent air pockets, and water to settle. Finally, mulch to preserve moisture.
*Tip: Make sure your mulch is not touching the base of the trunk.
2. Watering: Your McIntosh Apple will benefit from a regular watering 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. If you're not sure when to water, simply check the soil about 2 or 3 inches down - if it's dry here, it's time to water.
3. Pruning: 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. Weak, damaged or dead branches should also be removed.
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $129||$19.95|
|$129 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
|Mature Height:||12-15 ft.|
|Mature Width:||8-10 ft.|
|Year to Bear:||Can Fruit the 1st year!|
|Botanical Name:||Malus domestica 'McIntosh'|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ, CA, ID, OR, WA|
|Grows Well In Zones:||4-7 outdoors|
|Your Growing Zone:||#|
Growing Zones: 4-7 outdoors(hardy down to -30℉)
Customer Reviews & Photos
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Love my McIntosh
Great. Both trees are healthy and even have flower buds!
New apple trees
They were best I ever got. Very healthy.
Ordered a 6-7 foot McIntosh tree along with an additional pollinator tree. Both trees arrived quickly and in perfectly healthy condition. Instructions were included which made it vary easy to plant and care for. The rest is on me to make sure these take off. But so far so good! Will be ordering more in the future as I am transforming my back yard into my own produce section. Thanks for a great experience.
Well packed and fast shipping