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McIntosh

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

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 flavou

Synonyms:
M'Intosh, Mac Intosh, Mac Intosh Red, Mac-Intosh, Mac-Intosh Red, MacIntosh, MacIntosh Red, Mackintosh, Mackintosh Red, Makintos, Mc Intosh, Mc-Intosh Red, Mc. I. Red, Mc.Intosh Red, McIntosh Red, Mek-Intosh, Mekintos
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)
Parentage:
Fameuse or Saint Lawrence x Unknown
Mother to:
Tydeman's Early Worcester
Barry
Lobo
Kendall
Spencer
Newtosh
Gloucester Royal
Victory (USA)
McSweet
Empire
Sharon
Macoun
Macross
Pedro
Davey
Macwood
Tydeman's Michaelmas Red
Hume
Joyce
Patricia
Merton Charm
Jonamac
Alnarps Favorit
Redhook
Summerland
Melba
Spartan
Edgar (Canada)
Scotia
Father to:
Bancroft
Kyokko
Milton
Cortland
Early McIntosh
Niagara
Stonetosh
Mahe
Noris
Sports:
Rogers McIntosh
Dermen McIntosh
Kimball McIntosh
Black McIntosh
Black Mickey
Starkspur McIntosh
Alexis
Johnson McIntosh

Accession No.
1928 - 019

Accession name
McIntosh
Flowering time  ›››
1st May10% flowering
6th MayFull (80%) flowering
13th May90% petal fall
Picking time
mid september 1


References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register

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