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Opal (Seabrook) apple

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

USDA identification images for Opal (Seabrook)

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

    Parents and other ancestors of this variety

    Visitor reviews

    • 28 Feb 2021  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

    Tree register

    We don't have any registered trees for this variety yet. If you have a Opal (Seabrook) tree you can register it here.


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


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Fruit colour: Red / Green


    • Keeping (of fruit): 1 week
    • Flavour quality: Good
    • Flavour style (apples): Sweet/Sharp
    • Food uses: Eating fresh


    • Flowering group: 3
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Vigour: Average vigour
    • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile


    • Climate suitability: Temperate climates

    Where to buy fresh fruit

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