Which apple tree next?

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…..

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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