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.
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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.
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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.