Macoun is a McIntosh x Jersey Black cross introduced by New York Station in 1923. It was named after Canadian fruit grower W.T. Macoun.  This is an apple with a near cult following even though practically no one seems to know how to pronounce the name. (It rhymes with town, not tune!) Especially good choice for those who like McIntosh and live south of the Maine border where Macs do not reach their prime.

The fruit of the Macoun is medium-sized, ribbed,  lobed and truncated. A dark purplish-red blush mostly covers the green skin. The white flesh is crisp and firm but light. The well-balanced flavor is sweet and aromatic. Very juicy. Highly recommended for fresh eating. Also makes good sauce.