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Opal (Seabrook)

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by W.P. Seabrook, Chelmsford, Essex. Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1936. Fruits have firm, crisp flesh with a sweet subacid flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Rival x Worcester Pearmain

Accession No.
1936 - 027

  

Accession name
Opal (Seabrook)
Flowering time  ›››
3rd May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early September 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
58.53 mm 1
Width
68.33 mm 1
Ribbing
weak 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium-high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
Russet
low 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register