is a Canadian apple named for John McIntosh of Ontario, Canada, who discovered it as a chance seedling about 1811. It soon became popular throughout North America.
The apple is of a medium size green or yellow heavily overlaid with red striping. The waxy skin can be polished to a sheen but it is tough.
By contrast, the flesh is mushy with a hint of strawberry.
It is a good dual purpose apple, growing best in the northern parts of the US and in Canada.