This all-purpose apple has a bright red skin sometimes tinged with green. Its flesh is medium-crisp and juicy, and its flavor is tartly sweet and perfumy. The McIntosh doesn't hold up to lengthy cooking. See also apple.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.