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Ruby (Seabrook)

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by W. Seabrook & Sons Ltd., Boreham, Essex. Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1936. Fruits have rather soft, creamy white with pink tinge flesh with a sweet flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Worcester Pearmain x Rival
Flat globose 2
medium 2
very weak 2
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Amount)
high-very high 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1936 - 026


Accession name
Ruby (Seabrook)
Flowering time  ›››
5th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early September 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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