Apple Margaret


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Apple Margaret
So called because it is tradiitonally fit for eating, straight from the tree, on St Margarets Day, 22nd July. A sharp little apple, but juicy and refreshing and of value in any collection as it is usually the first apple to ripen.

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An nacient apple m elieved to have originated in 1665. Also known as Red Joaneting. Named Margaret after St Margarets Day, July 22nd as it is usually ripe around then.

Margaret Apple tree – Season:

Probably the earliest apple. Harvest late July and enjoy straight from the tree.

Margaret - appearance:

Small and prettily red blushed apple.

Margaret apple trees – flavour:

Sprightly, juicy and refreshing with greenish white flesh.


A dessert apple.

Cropping & Growth

Quite an upright grower, medium vigour.

Margaret - Pollination: ‘B’ pollination group, use varieties with the same or adjacent groups to pollinate successfully. Here are some suggestions:



James Grieve

Arthur Turner



George Cave

Keswick Codlin

Tree sizes for Margaret apple trees:

M27 is a miniature stock, ideal for very small gardens, pots on the patio etc. Grows to around 180cm’s. Good hearty soil is preferred.

M9 is classed as dwarfing and a good intermediate stock. Matures to 200cm’s plus with a similar spread. M9 is heavy cropping and promotes larger fruits, but needs permanent staking and good soil.

M26 stock Is classed as semi-dwarfing. Does well on poorer soil. Reaches 300cm’s+ with the same spread.

MM106 is vigorous and the best choice for where a larger ‘orchard sized’ tree is required. Grows 4m+ with the same spread and suitable for most soils.


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