McIntosh Apples were discovered on a single mutated plant in the late 1700's by Canadian John McIntosh, in Dundas County, Ontario.
McIntosh are medium sized apples, red on a green background. Various strains range in color from red striped to blushed reddish brown. They have a soft, fine textured flesh, and a tangy, aromatic flavor.
Available October through December
McIntosh is juicy, slightly tart, yet very aromatic with white flesh and a rather tough skin that is two-toned red and green coloring. It's a favorite apple for eating, but is also widely used in salads, sauces, pies and is a mainstay in fresh cider.