The Macoun apple was first introduced in 1923. The name is sometimes pronounced as 'McCowan,' but dictionary.com gives the correct way to pronounce it as 'muh-coon.' The apple is a cross between the Jersey Black and the McIntosh, and was developed at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva. It was named after the Canadian W.T. Macoun. It is generally considered to be one of the best-tasting eating apples in the world, but it only has a short growing season and is susceptible to many diseases.