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Jolly Miller

Identification: mall to medium size, round-flattened to round-conic. The base colour is yellow over which is a dense pattern of red and darker red stripes that cover almost the entire apple. The skin becomes greasy at harvest. The calyx is large and partly open, set in a shallow and somewhat wide basin.

Characteristics: Soft and acidic.

Origins: The apple was introduced at the Royal Horticultural Gardens in Chiswick near London (U.K.) and listed in A.F. Barron’s 1884 report “British Apples.” as widely grown in the Cottenham region where these apple were sold at the market. Harold Victor Taylor calls it “an old Lincolnshire apple” in “The Apples of England” (published 1946). Probably a chance seedling, judging by a statement in the Spring 1879 issue of “Gardener’s Chronicle & New Horticulturist” where the apple is listed as “...Messrs. Wood & Ingram, The Nurseries, Huntington, exhibited a seedling Apple called the Jolly Miller...” It was named after the public house where it was sold. At one time considered to have been lost, but it was rediscovered in 2005 during a roadside survey by the East of England Apple and Orchards Project.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

8 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to two months in storage.

Harvest: Ready for harvest in the last half of the fourth period.

Harvest period: 4

Status: culinary