HISTORY OF THE mcintosh apple
The McIntosh apple actually stems from Ontario, Canada, and was discovered by John McIntosh in 1811 on his farm where both he and his wife started to cultivate and graft it. This led to selling the apple variety by 1835, and then commercially producing it by 1870. It truly was a family affair! The McIntosh apple variety is most popular in the north eastern part of the United States since it was introduced to the area in early 1900. It's nickname is the "Mac".
ABOUT THE Mcintosh APPLE
The McIntosh apple is a medium sized sweet apple and is red and green in color with a short stem. It is easy to peel and is very popular in pies and other apple desserts because it cooks very easily. The flesh is typically green or pink with a tender flesh.
FLAVOR OF A mcintosh APPLE
McIntosh apples have a sweet flavor to them, and with their thick tender skins, they are easier to peel than other varieties. When first picked they are very crisp and juicy, but they become tender very quickly because the flesh is easily bruised.
HOW TO USE YOUR mcintosh APPLES
The McIntosh apple is best for cooking because of its sweet flavor and quick cook time as they tend to become soft in a very short time. It is also a great juicing apple because of the tender flesh.