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Margil Apple tree

Owner: Paul

Location:  Warminster, WILTSHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2000
Age of this tree:24 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

  • 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