Miller's Seedling is a small Victorian early-season apple. Some forms develop an attractive pink-flush.
The apples have a good refreshing balanced flavour, typical of a late August English apple.
Miller's Seedling's main claim to fame is its ability to grow in chalky soils, which most apple varieties cannot tolerate.
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Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.
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Miller's Seedling is in flowering group 3. Miller's Seedling is partially self-fertile, but fruiting will be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other apple trees.
Miller's Seedling has a reputation for being more tolerant than most apple varieties of chalky soil.
However like many heavy-cropping varieties it can lapse into biennialism - bearing apples only in alternate years - if the fruitlets are not thinned in June.
Miller's Seedling prefers a drier climate.
Miller's Seedling was raised by Mr James Miller of Newbury, Berkshire, in the 1840s. As the name suggests, it is a seedling variety of unknown parentage.
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