McIntosh Apples

Taste: Fondly known as “The Mac,” this sweet-tart fruit has the classic apple flavor. 
Nutritional Info:
  • Low in calories, high in water content and offer a fair amount of vitamins A, C and B
  • Contain a dietary fiber known as pectin, which has been shown to lower cholesterol levels
  • Trace amounts of boron, which has been touted for its ability to help build strong bones

When To Look For McIntosh Apples:  McIntosh is usually harvested in the first week of September, and its popularity and long shelf-life means it is available through the winter and spring.

Best Uses for McIntosh Apples: It has an excellent flavor for pies, but its soft flesh tends to soften quickly when cooked making it a popular choice for apple sauce or apple butter.

How to Store McIntosh Apples: McIntosh’s popularity comes in part from its ability to store well through the winter months without becoming mealy or losing its flavor. In the fridge, a McIntosh can keep for 5-months.