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McIntosh Apple Tree Root Stock

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Overview & Details

McIntosh Apple Tree Root Stock
Grow and harvest delicious apples right in your backyard. This tree bears the common and popular McIntosh apple which boasts a sumptuous, crisp flavor. It also makes an excellent ornamental garden tree.

Good to Know

  • Cannot ship to Arizona, California, Oregon or Washington.
This item is not for sale to customers in Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. It cannot be shipped to a P.O. Box. Orders must have a physical address.
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The Basics

Country of Origin: USA

Key Specs

Plant Form: Root stock
Common Plant Name: Apple tree
Genus: Malus pumila
Variety: "McIntosh"
Annual/Perennial: Perennial
Height at Maturity: 18' to 25'
Spread at Maturity: 5' to 8'


Sun/Shade Requirements: Full sun
Watering Requirements: Medium to High
USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 4 through 8
Planting Space Distance: 18' to 25' apart
Bloom Period: Harvest Summer through Fall


McIntosh Apple Tree 
  • Produces delicious apples early in the season
  • Bears sumptuous, scarlet-skinned fruit with a crisp, juicy crunch when bitten into
  • Very popular variety of apple for consuming
  • Bears fruit commonly sold in markets
  • Makes for an excellent ornamental garden tree
  • For optimal performance, rooting, growing, fruiting and to keep its height in check it is grafted/budded onto Malus domestica root stock which makes it a premium tree

Planting Instructions 
  • Plant where it will receive at least 6 hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight daily.
  • Before planting protect the tree from freezing, overheating, drying out or injury. If the roots have dried, soak them in water about 24 to 48 hours before planting.
  • Dig a hole twice the diameter of the root system and 2' deep. Replace some of the loose soil so that the roots can easily penetrate the soil. Spread the roots on top of the soil, planting it at soil level. Firm soil and water well.
  • Do not fertilize at planting time.

Continuing Care Instructions
  • Needs full sun for maximum flower and fruit production.


McIntosh Apple Tree Root Stock

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