Margil apple trees

  • Picking season: Late
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Uses: Juice
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3

Margil is a very old apple variety, known in England in the 1750s but likely to have been imported from France.

It became popular in England in the 19th century, and was rated by the Victorian author Robert Hogg as "One of the finest dessert apples".

The flesh is firm rather than crisp. The flavor is intense, rich, and aromatic, with many nuances.

Margil apple trees for sale

Item
Mature height*
Price
Quantity
1-year Margil apple trees bare-root
G.222 rootstock
Medium (8ft-12ft) mature height
$29.00

*Find out more about the apple rootstocks we use to control the mature height.


How to grow

Margil produces a tree of low or average vigor. Cropping can be heavy once the tree is well established. Disease resistance is average. Overall Margil is fairly easy to grow.

Historical details

France, early 18th century.

Margil characteristics

Using

  • Picking season: Late
  • Uses: Eating fresh Juice
  • Cropping: Good
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Flavour style (apples): Aromatic
  • Discoloring: Oxidising
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening
  • Vitamin C content: Low

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
  • Pollinating others: Average
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Bearing regularity: Regular
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer

Problems

  • Disease resistance: Average
  • Canker: Some susceptibility
  • Scab: Some resistance

Climate

  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)

Identification

  • Country of origin: France
  • Period of origin: 1750 - 1799
  • Fruit colour: Orange flush