Apple, Rubymac (BUD-9) (DA)
A sensational new sport of Red McIntosh, RubyMac® features a high vibrant blush color. The fruit develops its blush well ahead of other McIntosh strains. Many who have seen RubyMac® consider it to be the best coloring McIntosh on the market today. RubyMac® delivers consistent high-grade packouts. It has the same excellent quality, fruit firmness, and great taste and texture that made McIntosh a classic.
BUD-9: a cross between M 8 and Red Standard, a hardy rootstock of Russian origin. A full dwarf rootstock producing a tree with the same vigor as M 9. Requires staking or other support to keep anchored. Extremely cold hardy and resistant to collar rot. Mildly resistant to powdery mildew and scab.