Macoun Apple Tree

(13 customer reviews)


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Pollinator required to bear fruit

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Pollinator required to bear fruit

A generational treasure.

The outstanding taste and quality are the result of a cross between McIntosh and Jersey Black, another fine antique apple. The softball-sized fruit is deep, dark scarlet red over a spring-green background. Prized for its naturally-sweet crisp white flesh and spicy strawberry notes. Wonderful for fresh eating or baking, an exceptional pie apple. Originates from Geneva, New York in 1909, introduced in 1923. Cold-hardy. Ripens in September. Pollinator required: Choose another mid- to late-blooming apple variety. A licensed variety of Cornell University.


Bloom ColorWhite
Ripens HarvestSeptember
Fruit ColorRed
Fruit SizeMedium
Soil CompositionLoamy
Soil pH Level6-7
Soil MoistureWell Drained
Shade LevelFull Sun
Years to Bear2-5
Earliest Bloom PeriodMid-Late
Hardiness Zone Range4-8

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

Semi-Dwarf  3.5 – 4.5 m tall x 3.5 – 4.5 m wide (12 – 15′ tall x 12 – 15′ wide)

Recommended Spacing

Semi-Dwarf 3.5 – 4.5 m (12 – 15′)

Ship Height

Semi-dwarf, Bare-root Ships 0.9 – 1.2 m tall (3-4′ tall) with a 9.5 mm (3/8″) trunk.
Supreme Semi-Dwarf EZ Start® Ships 0.9 – 1.2 m (3-4′) Tall with advanced root system in a 12.7×12.7×30.5 cm (5x5x12″) EZ Start® Pot.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant a different variety within 15 meters (50 feet) for best pollination.

Recommended Pollinators: Honeycrisp, Winter Banana, Granny Smith, Red Delicious, Pink Lady

How do I find my Hardiness Zone?

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13 reviews for Macoun Apple Tree

  1. Carol S. Lindquist

    Planted in 2016, my semi-dwarf Macoun has bloomed for the first time this spring (2019). It’s still basically a whip, with no branches to speak of. The west TX high plains are tough on plants of all kinds, so the fact that the Macoun has survived for three years is a big point in its favor. Will see if we get fruit this fall, and it might even develop some branches, some day!

  2. Kevin Then

    I purchased Macoun apple trees from Stark in the past with very good results. This time, prior pruning of the two trees made it difficult to prune to an open center (vase shape). This is preferred for strength and yield of fruit. Since the trees were previously pruned to a central main branch, it will take a few years to correct this. I pruned to a modified vase shape (two sets of main branches) this year and plan to prune it back heavily next year to get a more open center tree.

  3. joanna dabek

    Love Macoun apples and for that reason had ordered among other Macoun apple tree. Due to my disappointment the plant did not survived long. The cranberries and grapes ordered from this company are growing great.

  4. Karl Mayer

    Supposedly this is a quite prolific apple, and drops fruit all quite suddenly. It gets good reviews in the taste department, so I decided to give one a try. I chose a standard tree, which will provide deer with whatever I don’t use for myself or give away. The tree has exhibited tremendous growth, so I’m quite hopeful for it.

  5. Frederick Gadol

    It’s hit and miss when you get bare root trees sometimes they grow good and sometimes not so good. this Macon apple tree is not growing that well it’s only grown about 6 inches in two years. I have ordered other apple trees from stark bro that have grown very well.

  6. Donna Costrino

    I planted this apple tree last year and saw the first blossoms this spring. The tree is thriving. Looking forward to when it bears fruit.


    Too early to tell. All of the Macoun Apple trees I bought last year are alive. Give me 5 years and I will tell you how the produce.


    planted this tree last spring and was expecting fruit in 2-3 years but as with a fewother trees I have bought from stark it has blossom’s this year very pleased withstark products and everyone is very friendly and helpfull

  9. April Martell

    I purchased this tree one year ago and am thrilled that it survived the winter and had tons of growth last summer. The tree budded out and has shown it wasn’t bothered at all by my zone 4 winter. The size of the tree when it was shipped was bigger than I expected and it was packed very well.

  10. Clint N. Paschal

    Planted Spring of 2016. Growing well with 3 new limbs about 6 inches long as of today, May 9, 2016.

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