Margil apple trees

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

Margil is an old French apple variety, which 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 outstanding - 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.11 rootstock
Small (6ft-9ft) 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.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Historical details

Margil is a very old apple variety, known in England from the 1750s, but almost certainly imported from France. Many of its attributes are shared by Cox Orange Pippin and Margil could be one of its ancestors.

Margil characteristics

Using

  • Picking season: Late
  • Uses: Eating fresh Juice
  • Cropping: Good
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
  • Flavor style (apples): Aromatic
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening

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

Disease resistance

  • General 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 color: Orange flush
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