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Miller's Seedling apple

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

Miller's Seedling identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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Visitor reviews

  • 31 Aug 2015  Anthony Howe,  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!

Tree register

United Kingdom

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
  • Parentage: Unknown seedling
  • Originates from: Newbury, Berkshire, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1848
  • Developed by: Mr James Miller
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2065
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1979-177


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Juice
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Harvest period: Early season
  • Use / keeping: 1-3 days


  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Average growth
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency
  • Gardening skill: Some skill needed
  • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849

Other qualities

  • Awards: RHS AGM

Where to buy fresh fruit

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  • Apples of England (1948)
    Author: Taylor

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