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Opal (Seabrook) apple

An early-season English apple, with very similar qualities to one of its parents, Worcester Pearmain.

Opal (Seabrook) identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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Visitor reviews

  • 28 Feb 2021  Angela,  ESSEX, United Kingdom
    Just to say Lidl are selling Opal which gave me a chance to try them. They looked like Golden Delicious so I was prepared to be disappointed but they are lovely - a decent size, extremely juicy with just the right amount of tartness to give flavour. A good apple. I’m going back to buy more while they still stock them! Unfortunately no grower info apart from the fact they are British Apples Red Tractor 73/78 mm

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  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Rival x Worcester Pearmain
  • Originates from: Essex, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1936
  • Developed by: W.P. Seabrook
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2069
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1936-027


  • Fruit colour: Red / Green


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Harvest period: Early-Mid season
  • Use / keeping: 1 week


  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Average growth
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer


  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates

Parents and other ancestors of this variety

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