Back in 1811 John McIntosh stumbled across a chance seedling in his orchard. He transplanted it and it flourished. Thus his name was immortalized as a favourite tree fruit. Often shortened to Mac, they boast an alluring aroma and their small to medium size makes them lunchbox perfect.
TASTE: rich, tangy & aromatic
FLESH: white, juicy, tender
BEST FOR: snacking, salads, especially sauces
Use McIntosh’s to make lovely pink-tinted applesauce! If you’re using them in pies, you’ll need to use a thickener.