Organic Grown Trees & Plants:

Macoun Apple

  • Zone: 4, success likely in 3
  • Taste: Sweet
  • Texture: Crisp
  • Bloom Time: Mid
  • Harvest Time: Late
  • Size: Prune to desired height
  • Uses: Fresh eating

(McIntosh x Jersey Black) New York, 1923. Aromatic, McIntosh-type dessert apple. Medium sized, dark purple-red fruit. Flesh white, firm and very high quality. Crisp texture and well-balanced flavor. Good for eating, at its prime when eaten right off the tree. Fruit tends to drop when ripe. It is prone to become a biennial bearing tree (which many apples are, ie. Honeycrisp), so be sure to thin the baby apples enough to avoid this. Resistant to Cedar Apple Rust and Fireblight and seems to have less Apple Scab than McIntosh. Macoun rhymes with town, not tune. Proper pronunciation of this one will surprise the apple connoisseur you are in company with.