Growing Zones: 4-8 outdoors(hardy down to -20℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 15-20 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 10-12 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Year to Bear:
- Can Fruit the 1st year!
- Botanical Name:
- Malus 'McIntosh'
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, CA, ID, OR
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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 in one year or less.
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. 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 – 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...
Customer Reviews & Photos
Easy to plant, hopefully see apples next year!
I’ll let you know next fall
The ordering was easy and delivery was fast and on time. The only thing I’d change is it wasn’t offered with a pollinator pack. I’ll need to buy another tree for next spring.
Arrived in good condition with leaves intact. No budding though so I do not think I will get any apples this year like your ads state. The Red Delicious also arrived in good condition but also with no budding.
The trees are growing. I really know nothing about apple trees, but so far the trees appear to be growing great.
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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. 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 $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|