All about apples, pears, plums, and cherries - and orchards where they are grown

Novamac apple

A modern Mac-style apple, developed at the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food research station in Kentville, Nova Scotia.  Like several other apples developed here, it has the word "Nova" in its name.

Novamac ripens a bit ahead of its parent, McIntosh, but inherits the classic Mac sweet wine-like flavor.

USDA identification images for Novamac

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.


    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

    Parents and other ancestors of this variety


    Visitor reviews

    • 20 Oct 2011  NEW BRUNSWICK, Canada
      We have been working with this variety for nearly 30 years. It has not gotten the attention it deserves. It can be picked over a long period an even when unripe is flavorful and crisp. At peak it rivals its parent 'McIntosh' for flavor, being somewhat more vinous. It bears well every year and has an easy form form pruning. If we had to choose one apple to grow from all we grow (nearly 90 varieties) it would be 'Novamac'.

    Tree register

    Canada

    Poland

    Origins

    • Species: Malus domestica
    • Parentage: McIntosh x scab-resistant seedling
    • Introduced: 1970s
    • Developed by: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

    Using

    • Picking season: Mid
    • Keeping (of fruit): 2-3 weeks
    • Food uses: Eating fresh

    Growing

    • Flowering group: 4
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Bearing regularity: Regular

    Identification

    • Country of origin: Canada
    • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Novamac:

    United States





    ©2021 Orange Pippin Ltd. All rights reserved.

    You may not reproduce any of the content of this website without our express permission.
    We do not accept any liability for loss or damage incurred as a result of any errors in the content of this website.