The Great Canadian Invention Series: Why the McIntosh Apple is called McIntosh?

The McIntosh apple was discovered in 1811 by John McIntosh on a little farm Dundas County, Ontario, Canada. John McIntosh found a group of trees growing wild on this farm, and since the apples then where part of farmer’s nutritious diet, he moved all of them closer to his farm house. To his and other farmer’s surprise one of the trees was producing juicy, crispy and very fragrant apples. However, it was only one apple tree that was bearing them. Branches of that one apple tree were grafted to other apple tree, a technique where branch from one fruit are transplanted into another tree. The result was successful. And this is how the McIntosh apple became the most popular apple in Canada started by the McIntosh family.

Are You Ready to Make Your Own Apple Sauce?
Yes you are because it is very simple. Get your ingredients, the McIntosh apples – as many as you wish. Peel, slice or dice all the apples, and cooked them in covered pot until mushy – low heat please. Serve warm or cool, with ice cream, yogurt, or oatmeal.


  1. I didn't know an apple was behind The Apple. :) Thanks for the Apple sauce tip, thought I might not be able to make it. I might send it to someone to make it for me. :) Refreshing read. Keep it up.

  2. Neat info! I am always interested in learning about our Canadian agricultural heritage. Thanks for sharing :)

    SlĂ inte!


  3. Thanks Jagjit, lol. Hey hey its very easy, but if you have someone, why not take the opportunity, lol. Thanks for visiting and commenting. Anna :)

  4. Laurel no problem, and thanks for commenting. I have fun learning and sharing, especially because I like those apples. Anna :)


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