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Milden
Milden
Milden Apple Fall-Winter. Alton, NH, about 1865. Also called Milding.

All-purpose winter variety we recommend for growing where Baldwin lacks hardiness. It’s as good as Baldwin and would have a better chance up into the coldest regions of the lower 48. Large oblate-to-conic fruit mottled and splashed with bright red. Good for fresh eating and cooking.

The fine-textured whitish flesh, tinged with yellow, is coarse, quite juicy, sparkly crisp and melting. Medium hard with a snap. Very pleasing. Famous for winter pies. Once fairly common in northern New England and still found in old Maine orchards.

Some years ago I received a wonderful letter from 101-year-old Eva Burgess of Sangerville who wrote, “I practically grew up in an apple orchard. My grandfather, Henry Leland, was an orchardist in Piscataquis County?His main apple was Milding.” Ripens late and keeps until spring. Large vigorous tree. Z3-5. Maine Grown. (3-6' trees)

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Additional Information

Apples

All apple trees require a second variety for pollination, but any apple or crabapple blooming at the same time, within a quarter mile, will probably do.

Planting distance depends on the rootstock:
Plant standard trees (A) 25-30' apart.
Plant Bud 118 (B) rootstocks 20-25' apart.
Plant M111 (C) rootstocks 15-20' apart.
Plant Bud 9 (D) rootstocks 5-10' apart.

Each apple variety has a climate range where it will thrive and produce its best fruit. At the end of each apple description we list a range of zones. For example, Z3-4 signifies that this apple will reach perfection in Zones 3 and 4 and that we don’t recommend it farther south even though it would be plenty hardy. Z4-6 means that this apple will reach perfection in Zones 4, 5 or 6. Although we have received reports from southern areas that some of our rarest Maine apples are thriving, we suggest you use this guide to select apples most appropriate to your area.

Varieties bearing annually are noted; others normally bear every other year. With diligent annual pruning and thinning, most apples will produce an annual crop, one heavy, the next light.

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