Macoun

Flavor: Sweet-tart with light berry overtones

Approximate Ripening: Late September

Uses: Eating

Trivia: Produced by the NY State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, NY and named after Canadian fruit grower W. T. Macoun, this apple was introduced in 1923.  It is a combination of McIntosh and Jersey Black.

Notes: Macoun carries some of the tartness of Mcintosh, but it comes in a harder, crispier form and it carries some interesting strawberry notes along with a hint of spice.  The apple has an angular, boxy shape and distinctively deep purple skin.