They are small to medium-sized apples, slightly oval with some slight ribbing.
They have greenish-yellow skin ripening to orangish-red skin with dark red stripes, and patches of gold russetting on one side.
Inside, they have firm, yellow, dry, coarse, aromatic flesh with a sweet, rich flavour.
The fruit ripens in September.
The small tree is a light bearer.
Margil Apples possibly originated in France.
Robert Hogg in the ‘The Fruit Manual’ (1884) said the apple was being grown at Brompton Park Nursery in West London, England in the 1750s. One of the gardeners there had worked in France.