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Margil apple tree

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

  • Small 1-year bare-root tree $29.00
    Mature height: 6ft-9ft after 10 years
    G.11 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.

Historical details

France, early 18th century.

Margil characteristics

  • Picking seasonLate
  • UsesEating freshJuice
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
  • Flavor style (apples)Aromatic
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • General resistanceAverage
  • CankerSome susceptibility
  • ScabSome resistance
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1750 - 1799
  • Fruit colorOrange flush