McIntosh Apples
-John McIntosh, Ontario, 1811
Unique Characteristics:
-other farmers could not grow
-McIntosh seeds did not make McIntosh apples
-son Allan learned to grow on other trees
-most widely grown apple

The first McIntosh apple was grown by John McIntosh in Dundas County, Ontario in 1811. Soon, other farmers wanted to grow the crunchy red apple, but they had a problem. Apple seeds from a McIntosh apple did not grow into a McIntosh apple tree. Only the original tree could grow a McIntosh apple. Eventually, McIntosh’s son Allan learned how to grow McIntosh apples on other farms. Now the McIntosh is Canada’s most widely grown apple. Next