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Miller's Seedling apple

A small early-season English apple, popular in late Victorian times.

USDA identification images for Miller's Seedling

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

    Visitor reviews

    • 31 Aug 2015  CORNWALL, United Kingdom
      Not single aapple on very well established espalier seen on 31/08/2015 at the RHS Rosemoor Gardens, Torrington, Devon. Gardener told me that it has gone totally biennial. A very bad fault in my opinion!

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    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2014 season

    • 1st May  2014  - tree owned by Lawrence in Mayfield, United Kingdom

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    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Parentage: Unknown seedling
    • Originates from: Newbury, Berkshire, United Kingdom
    • Introduced: 1848
    • Developed by: Mr James Miller
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1979-177


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
    • Fruit colour: Pink
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous


    • Picking season: Early
    • Keeping (of fruit): 1 week
    • Flavour quality: Good
    • Flavour style (apples): Sweet/Sharp
    • Cropping: Heavy
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Food uses: Juice
    • Picking period: late August
    • Wildlife: RHS Plants for Pollinators


    • Gardening skill: Experienced
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Pollinating others: Average
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Vigour: Average vigour
    • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency
    • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile


    • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)

    Other qualities

    • Disease resistance: Average

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    • Apples of England (1948)
      Author: Taylor

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