McIntosh Apple (medium)
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Discovered in 1796 by John McIntosh near Dundela, Dundas County, Ontario, Canada. Propagated by Allan McIntosh. It was introduced and named in about 1870. Fruits have white, rather soft, fine-textured, very juicy flesh with a sweet, pleasant vinous flavour. great dual purpose apple still very popular today particularly in North America. Also used to make cider. Great eaten fresh from the tree. To some extent self-fertile. Widely used in apple breeding programs.
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- Pollination Group: PG2
- Uses: Eating, Cooking
- Harvest: March-April
- Features: Still popular today