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

Nutritional Facts Learn more here!

Stemilt grows its McIntosh apples organically and you’ll find it under our Artisan OrganicsTM label.

When can I find McIntosh ?

Stemilt harvests organic McIntosh in September. McIntosh apples are available from September through November from Stemilt.

Fun Facts

  • 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.
There's An Apple for That

There’s an Apple for That

Gala? Pink Lady? Granny Smith? Each apple variety has its own unique flavor, texture, color and cooking properties.

Find out which variety will work best for your next recipe or food pairing at our guide, There’s An Apple for That.