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Macintosh

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 10:44 pm
by lilly
Macintosh because they are tart apples and taste good.

Posted: Tue May 29, 2007 9:29 pm
by photojunkie
Macintosh, love that tart taste too and they are just a pleasant all around apple............

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:18 pm
by HonkerBonker
Mutsu (Crispin). Great taste and how can you go wrong eating an apple the size of a softball?

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:35 am
by joe
Thank you! I prefer the Starck, from Itlay!!

bye and thanks

joe

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Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:54 pm
by danieljensen
Too bad you spelled it wrong. It's McIntosh, not a computer.

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:24 am
by appledude
Mac's are a great apple. My tree has to be thinned of fruit when dime sized every year. If I do not thin, there are too many smaller apples that develop and the tree goes into "every other year" fruiting mode. When I thin to one apple to a spur, they give excellent sized fruit every year.

Re: Macintosh

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:54 am
by MileHi
My favourite apple is the Mcintosh because of it distinctive flavour. I find most other apples have that 'delicious apple' taste. They say the Mac isn't a good pie apple. Explain that to my entire family, especially to my late mother and grandmother. Their pies were mouth-watering and deadly good with a nice chunk of cheddar cheese. I live in Ontario, probably the heart of Canada's Mcintosh production. With the availability of almost every type of apple all year round, why aren't Mcintosh apples? Surely somewhere they are growing Mac's when the season is over in Canada.

Re: Macintosh

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:28 pm
by appledude
MileHi wrote:With the availability of almost every type of apple all year round, why aren't Mcintosh apples? Surely somewhere they are growing Mac's when the season is over in Canada.
I find that their window of peak quality is around a month or 45 days, max. I would not consider putting in a hundred acres of them when so many other apples store for market much better. When you do acres and acres of apples, it better be something you can earn money with and store, as most apples are stored in controlled atmosphere, at least the ones in large chain stores.

McIntosh is one of those "must haves" for the backyard orchard where one can browse between all the different short-lived flavors.

But you are right, there is nothing stopping somebody in Chile or Argentina from growing Macs and shipping them north at their peak flavor! The question is: are the South American farmers willing to take that gamble when long-storing Fuji, Granny Smith, Pink Lady and others are a sure bet?

Re: McIntosh

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:01 am
by PA_Docent
If you can obtain Macoun apples, you should give it a try. It is supposed to be developed from McIntosh and a smiliar flavor. I will have to wait three years for mine to start producing but waiting patiently (will be receiving in spring 2013).