All about apples, pears, plums, and cherries - and orchards where they are grown

Margil Apple tree

Owner: Paul

Location:  Warminster, WILTSHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2000
Age of this tree:21 years
Soil:Chalky loam 
Climate at this location:Southern English frost pocket
Tree form:Cordon
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Biennial cropping (alternate years)
Growth:This tree does not grow well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Local pests:Woodlice, wasps, slugs, snails

Owner's comments

Bacterial canker may have killed the tree this year as it has virtually ringed the trunk just above the graft

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

  • 2012

    Size: 1.0m / 3.3ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    Great fruit set but canker more or less destroyed the crop. Gorgeous apple but hard to grow
  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

©2019 Orange Pippin Ltd. All rights reserved.

You may not reproduce any of the content of this website without our express permission.
We do not accept any liability for loss or damage incurred as a result of any errors in the content of this website.