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Artifact no.
1987.2109.001
Model
MCINTOSH APPLE
Manufacturer
Unknown
Manufacturer Location
Canada
Manufactured Date
Before 1910
Context Function
SERVES AS HISTORIC EVIDENCE OF VARIETY OF FRUIT TREE
Context Technical
THE ORIGINAL MCINTOSH APPLE TREE BORE FRUIT FOR OVER 90 YEARS (UNTIL C.1908), AND LIVED UNTIL C.1910. THE APPLES WERE FIRST KNOWN AS 'GRANNY', LATER 'MCINTOSH RED' VARIETY. THIS TYPE OF APPLE TREE IS EXTREMELY HARDY AND PRODUCTIVE, AND MCINTOSH APPLES REMAIN A MOST POPULAR VARIETY. (REF.2, P.1057)
Context Canada
SECTION OF ORIGINAL MCINTOSH APPLE TREE, DISCOVERED IN 1811 BY JOHN MCINTOSH IN DUNDELA, CANADA WEST. MCINTOSH FOUND APPROX. 20 APPLE TREES IN A FORESTED AREA NEAR HIS FARM. HE TRANSPLANTED SEVERAL, ONE OF WHICH PRODUCED EXCELLENT FRUIT. IN 1835 THE FAMILY BEGAN PRODUCING APPLES IN QUANTITY FROM THE CULTIVATED TREES.
Description
WOOD
Number of Parts
1
Artifact Finish
UNFINISHED
Artifact Markings
ADHESIVE LABEL APPLIED TO FACE READS: 'Section of the/ Original/ McIntosh Red/ Apple tree'/ CEF TAG NAILED TO TREE SECTIONREADS: 'O.H.M.S./ FROM CENTRAL EXPERIMENTAL FARM/ OTTAWA, CANADA/ Section of the original McIntosh/ Apple Tree/ Section 9 Shelf 12, Vault
Artifact Missing
SECTION COMPLETE IN ITSELF
Group 1
Agriculture
Category 1
Horticulture
Subcategory 1
Miscellaneous
Group 2
Agriculture
Category 2
Research
Subcategory 2
Horticulture
Material
wood->apple
Length
12.1 cm
Width
11.5 cm