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Macoun Apple red fruits hanging on tree
Macoun Apple green leaf on white
Macoun Apple white flower on white
Macoun Apple red fruits hanging on tree
Macoun Apple green leaf on white
Macoun Apple white flower on white

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Mature Height: 12-15' tall
  • Mature Width: 12-15' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 12-15' apart

 

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Macoun Apple Bare Root

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Malus domestica 'Macoun'

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Why the Macoun Apple Bare Root?

For generations of New Englanders, October has meant Macoun apple season and a trip to the local you-pick orchard to load up on this special seasonal treat. The Macoun apple—which rhymes with “down,” as in, “I can’t put this Macoun down!”—makes other varieties pale by comparison. A perfectly ripe Macoun is deep purple-red with a crisp, juicy, bright white flesh that delivers the perfect blend of sweet and tart flavors. True apple lovers may also pick up subtle notes of berry, grape, and spice. This apple is not a good keeper, so you really must eat it fresh. We ask you: does it get any fresher than right off your own tree?

The Macoun Apple Tree was born and bred in Geneva, New York at the State Agricultural Experiment Station back in 1909. Researchers crossed the beloved McIntosh Apple, which gave much of its flavor to Macoun, with an heirloom variety called Jersey Black, which lent its rich color. The new Apple was named after a Canadian fruit grower, William Tyrell Macoun, and it was introduced in 1923. Because it performs especially well in New England and it doesn’t ship or store particularly well, it is known primarily as a regional Apple. Macoun was once believed to be a parent of the uber-popular Honeycrisp, but a paternity test later revealed that Macoun was not the father after all.

How to use in the landscape?

The Macoun is a gourmet dessert apple that is most often eaten fresh. It pairs beautifully with cheese and wine and is also satisfying all by itself. However, you can cook with Macoun as well and turn a bumper crop into tasty cider, sauce, or pie.

Why Bower & Branch?

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower

Growth Facts

    Hardiness Zone: 4-8

    Mature Height: 12-15' tall

    Mature Width: 12-15' wide

    Exposure: Full Sun

    Spacing: 12-15' apart

How To Plant

The Macoun Apple Tree was born and bred in Geneva, New York at the State Agricultural Experiment Station back in 1909. Researchers crossed the beloved McIntosh Apple, which gave much of its flavor to Macoun, with an heirloom variety called Jersey Black, which lent its rich color. The new Apple was named after a Canadian fruit grower, William Tyrell Macoun, and it was introduced in 1923. Because it performs especially well in New England and it doesn’t ship or store particularly well, it is known primarily as a regional Apple. Macoun was once believed to be a parent of the uber-popular Honeycrisp, but a paternity test later revealed that Macoun was not the father after all.

How To Water

Water deeply, and regularly during its first few years in the ground. Irrigate weekly, and especially during prolonged dry spells or extreme heat after it’s established. It is essential to water your apple tree 2-3 times a week, applying the water slowly to go deeper to the root system.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

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How Does Shipping Work?

Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

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