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:
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.