Today was Apple Day at Helmsley Walled Garden. Last year at the Apple Day, we selected the apple we liked best for a new tree, which should be arriving some time this November. Now, we were on the quest for a tree chosen specifically by my daughter.
Overall, it looks like Margil is this year’s winner. Not only my daughter and I but also a friend who accompanied us on the outing agreed this had the best flavour. It has depth, sweetness and no strange after-taste.
A representative from R V Rogers Nursery, where I’ve bought all my other apple trees, was on-site today, so I was able to check whether they stocked the Margil. And yes they do, although not on a dwarfing rootstock.
At least I’ve got a good few months to think about what to do, as it’s going to be a purchase next summer…..