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Pollination group:

Acey Mac

Synonyms: Buhr McIntosh

Summary: Similar to the iconic McIntosh in taste and colour, but larger in size and firmer in texture.

Identification: Medium in size and fairly round in shape. The base colour is a greenish yellow, over which the apple is washed deep red to deep purple red on more than 90 per cent of its surface.

Characteristics: The flesh is white, crisp, juicy and sweet, moderately tart eating apple with strawberry flavours.

Uses: Though it is primarily an eating apple which is at its best when fresh, it also makes a wonderful apple sauce. Just be aware that the flesh softens quickly when cooked.

Origins: A seedling of McIntosh . New York (U.S.A.) 1969.

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous. Spur bearer. It has a tendency to produce every other year.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self Sterile.

Notes: Closely resembles Spartan and McIntosh in colour, shape and flavour. There is some conjecture that Acey Mac and Spartan are actually the same apple.

1 weeks

Cold storage: Does not keep well.

Vulnerabilities: Susceptible to scab and canker. Resistant to mildew, blight and rust.

Harvest: Ready for harvest in the last half of the third period.

Harvest period: 3

Type(s): Dessert, Eating, Sauce

Pollination group: B

Pollination day: 7