Super juicy, sweet and tart
McIntosh, or Mac, is an apple cultivar that was discovered by John McIntosh on his Dundela farm in Canada in 1811. He and his wife bred it and later started selling grafted trees. The parentage of McIntosh apples is unknown, but it has been linked to the Snow Apple, Fall St. Lawrence, and Alexander. Today, McIntosh is one of the most popular varieties on the East Coast of the U.S. and in eastern Canada. Stemilt grows its McIntosh apples organically in Washington State.
Exterior: Bright to deep red over a green background
Interior: Thick yet tender skin, with a white flesh that can be tinged green or pink
Experience: Crisp and very aromatic and juicy, with a fresh apple cider flavor and mild tartness
Stemilt grows its McIntosh apples organically and you’ll find it under our Artisan OrganicsTM label.
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When can I find McIntosh ?
Stemilt harvests organic McIntosh in September. McIntosh apples are available from September through November from Stemilt.
- Apple Inc. employee Jef Raskin named the Macintosh line of computers after this apple. He misspelled the name on purpose!
- McIntosh is the national apple of Canada.
- The original McIntosh tree bore fruit for more than 90 years, eventually dying in 1910.