Miller's Seedling apple trees

Miller's Seedling apple tree
  • Pick: Early-season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Juicing 
RHS AGM for Miller's Seedling

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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Bare-root fruit trees  (Deliveries November 2015 - March 2016)

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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.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.

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Summary features of Miller's Seedling


  • Gardening skill: Some needed?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Partially self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?



  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colour: Pink / Red
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green


  • Temperate climates

Pollination guide for Miller's Seedling

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.

How to grow Miller's Seedling 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.

Historical details

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.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Miller's Seedling'

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