Species: Malus domestica Borkh.
Pollination Group: C / 3
Cultivar Group: 3 (based on observation 2018-2020)
Blossom: (notes to follow)
Season: t.b.c. (should be early, Aug-Sep)
More Info: Keepers / OrangePippin / Pomiferous
Tree Source: Peter Nichol, Northern Fruit Group
Planting Size: 2 yr old feathered maiden
Planting Date: 8th February 2018
Notes & Observations
Originally supplied as ‘Red Miller’s Seedling’, but sources indicate there are two separate cultivars: ‘Miller’s Seedling’, of which ‘Red Miller’ is a sport. I’m assuming this tree is the second.
7.5.20 – Sparse blossom, only on leader, none on horizontal stems.
13.8.20 – V poor fruit set (approx 6), some codling / winter moth damage. Good stem growth, so may perform better in 2021?
Season 2020 – fruit were pale yellow-green, also very poor taste and quality, so I’m wondering whether this is an accidental rootstock outgrowth rather than the named cultivar? Will continue to observe in 2021.