Ripens just after Rogers Red McIntosh, allowing flexibility in harvest. Fruit quality, flavor and size are excellent. Flesh is white and firmer than many McIntosh strains. Pioneer™ Mac has shown resistance to late-season drop on mature trees. Considered a non-spur, the tree exhibits semi-spur flower bud formation, with some fruiting on one-year-old wood. Tree is less vigorous and more spreading than other McIntosh strains. Pioneer™ Mac will pollinate both Marshall McIntosh and Rogers Red McIntosh. One of the highest quality McIntosh strains suitable for CA storage.
Bud 9, Bud 9 / EMLA 111, M-9 / EMLA 111, EMLA 26, EMLA 7
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Use this list to help choose fruit trees which yield fruit at different times throughout the season. (Harvest dates are approximate for south central PA. Adjust accordingly for other locations.)
Rootstocks are plants with pre-established root systems onto which a cutting or a bud from another plant is grafted, allowing for control of vigor and/or disease-resistant abilities.
Many fruit tree varieties are not self-fertile. In order to have successful pollination, it may be necessary to have two different varieties of tree.View the Apple Pollination Chart