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Similkameen Nurseries Ltd.

Apple "McIntosh - VK71 (Rosie Mac™)"

Regular price $31.85 CAD
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Rootstock Descriptions and Information

Order fulfilment occurs after harvest between April 1st - April 30th

McIntosh VK71 “Rosie Mac”

Brilliant Crimson Canadian Apple

            [Acid-medium/high; Sugar-high; Tannin-low]

Eating, Culinary, Juice

Tart, Sweet, Juicy

Physical Attributes:
  • Shape: Medium-large obolid round
  • Skin: Green base with significant scarlet red flush (90%) that begins colouring after fruit set. Thick-skinned.
  • Flesh: Bright white, coarse grained, juicy with a tender texture.

            Tart, fresh lemonade with an 'old-fashioned' flavor that mellows out to be more honeyed pear as it stores.

Neat History:

            VK71 named after Kevin Van Kalkeran's father who found a resilient sport branch off an older McIntosh block at their family orchard on Osoyoos Lake in 2002.

Growing Attributes:
  • Precocity: Average
  • Vigour: Moderately vigorous
  • Disease Tolerance: Very good, especially to fireblight and powdery mildew
  • Zone Hardiness: 4 (Map link)
  • Pollination Group: III (Chart) (Diploid)
  • Cropping: Regular, heavy
  • Picking Season: Early September
  • Storage: 3 months
  • Special Care: Prefers lighter, well-drained soil. Spur-bearing. Fairly resistant to windfall.


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