A Tart Tangy Flavor
The Macintosh Apple is a red/green skin, large to medium apple. It has a tart tangy flavor and is very juicy. The flesh is white and not as firm as other apples.
The Macintosh is great for cooking, because of its tart flavor and because it breaks down very quickly. It is know for the pink applesauce it makes when unpeeled Macintosh are used. When baking pies, you often need to use a thickener.
History of the Cultivar
Every McIntosh has a direct link to a single tree discovered in 1811 by John McIntosh on his farm in Dundela, Dudas County, Ontario Canada