Apple Picking Guide

This Week’s Pick: McIntosh Apple

Find out all about the McIntosh apple


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Discovered by John McIntosh in 1811, the McIntosh apple thrives in cool climates, making New York a wonderful home for this variety. The McIntosh apple is also the most popular apple with consumers.

Taste: Sweet, tart, tangy; juicy and tender

Use: Purées, soups, stuffing, toppings for pizzas and tarts

Nutritional value: Low in calories, high in water content, offers a fair amount of A, B, C

Fun fact: The McIntosh’s tender flesh cooks down quickly, so add thickener if you’re baking a pie

Availability: September through June

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