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Apples: Malus domestica 'McIntosh'

Botanical name: Malus domestica 'McIntosh'

Common name: apple

also known as (compspur apple)

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Planted
1
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Sprite
created by:
chief cultivator

Mercer island, Wa

at a glance

Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Sun:
  
Zones: 4a thru 8b
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
deciduous
Category:   
Attributes:

bee attracting, edible

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description for "Apples: Malus domestica 'McIntosh'"

Compspur 'McIntosh' is a well-known variety that has proven itself over a wide variety of growing conditions. These compspur Macs are even more compact and heavier bearing than regular semi-dwarf Macs. Tangy, aromatic flesh is an appetizing treat. Usually ripens in September, and as a compspur it will yield almost twice the crops of its parent. The growing and fruiting habits of compspur trees differ from the habits of regular trees. Compspurs have stubby little branchlets called spurs, which produce the apple crops. The spurring growth will dwarf the tree so they tend not to be as high at maturity as other semi-dwarf trees, usually maturity height is about 10 feet. Yields an average of 6-7 bushels with some variation depending on the season. Plant 15-20 feet apart. Good for an espalier. Two varieties are needed for pollination. 'Cortland' and 'Yellow Delicious' are particularly effective pollinators. -- edited by dtd pbcouchman

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