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Margil apple tree

Margil
Margil is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • 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

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  • 1Dwarf 1-year bare-root tree $37.95
    Mature height: 6ft-9ft after 10 years
    Dwarf rootstock
  • 2Semi-dwarf 1-year bare-root tree $37.95
    Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
    Semi-dwarf rootstock

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.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Margil is thought to originate from France in the early 18th century. It is possibly one of the parents of Cox's Orange Pippin.

Margil characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Picking seasonLate
  • UsesEating freshJuice
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
  • General resistanceAverage
  • CankerSome susceptibility
  • ScabSome resistance
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1750 - 1799
  • Fruit colorOrange flush