Macoun Apple Tree (Malus ‘Macoun’)

Macoun Apple Tree

  • Dessert Apple with Exceptional Honeyed Berry Taste
  • Juicy Snow-White Flesh
  • Fragrant Flower-Like, Spicy Sweet-Tart Flavor
  • Deep-Wine Red Skin
  • Semi-Dwarf Lush Green Foliage
  • Late Season Harvest
  • Beloved Roadside Stand Apple
  • Great Fresh Eating, Sauces & Baking
  • Pink Buds Open to Fragrant White Blooms
  • Pollinators Galore
  • 600 Chill Hours
  • Very Cold Hardy

People drive hundreds of miles to buy luscious Macoun Apples (Malus ‘Macoun’) at roadside stands. They are famous for their delicious dessert qualities.

Fragrant, great texture and a complex mix of spicy, sweet and tart make them a real favorite. Macoun Apples (Malus ‘Macoun’) are in high demand as products sold at roadside stands and pick-your-own orchards; now, you can grow your very own in your backyard.

A brilliant dark red-wine colored apple with a contrasting creamy white interior, these are fantastically flavorful fruit! Wonderful eaten straight from the tree, you can use them in salads and fruit cups. Macoun also stands up to baking and remains firm. Try them in a pie, crisp, or tarts that make your family happy.

Its delicious floral flavor also is great for making apple juice and applesauce. We like mixing them with other apple varieties to complement the full flavor spectrum.

How wonderful to pluck a delicious apple right off the branch while enjoying a warm day in your garden, and take a big, juicy bite, savoring its honeyed sweetness. The white, firm, juicy flesh has extremely high-quality sweetness and tart flavor.

How to Use Macoun Apple In The Landscape

People say the taste of the Macoun is better than any other apple. Why not grow your own?

The Macoun Apple tree itself grows upright and blooms mid-late season. It’s a great pollinator partner, and pollinates early-blooming Apple trees, as well as ones blooming mid-season and late in the season!

Smaller-sized tree, Macoun make perfect dual-purpose edible landscaping trees, beautiful front garden specimen plants as they are patio shade and accent trees!

The blooms alone make these a tree you’d want to highlight this tree as a focal point. Lovely rows for property definition and privacy.

Small enough for urban yards and small orchards, as well as tucking into an existing orchard for an extension of the harvest season.

Tips For Care

Fruit trees thrive in the full sun, you’ll get the largest crops and blooms in 8 plus hours of sunlight.

Hardy in growing zones 4-7, these are cold-tolerant trees! Developing the best flavor after some cool autumn nights, Macoun prefers colder growing zones.

A cross between McIntosh and Jersey Black apples they are heavy producers that should be thinned early in the season. You’ll want the largest, highest quality apples to ripen for you. Thinning also helps your tree produce a consistent crop each year.

Though the tree is adaptable and can thrive in many soil types, your planting site will need to have good air circulation, well-drained soil and full sunlight.

Keep to a regular watering schedule and do not allow it to dry out during drought. Protect your investment with consistent, average moisture and a layer of mulch to insulate the roots and retain moisture.

Since the Macoun Apple is a late harvest fruit, it extends your harvest when planted with early ripening Apple selections such as Honeycrisp, mid-season McIntosh, and end-season Fuji, ensuring you’ll have nearly 5 months of fresh Apples to sell at your roadside stand or to just enjoy on your own in your garden.

Macoun Apple Tree (Malus ‘Macoun’) Details

Common name Macoun Apple Tree
Botanical name Malus 'Macoun'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 4-7
Growth rate Medium
Harvest time 3-5 Years
Height 12 - 15 ft.
Width 12 - 15 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Low Once Established
Soil condition Widely Adaptable
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Late Winter
Flower color White