Fruit lovers have a new holiday to celebrate! December 9th, 2022 commemorates the inaugural National Opal Apples Day, officially recognized on https://nationaltoday.com/. With a bright yellow appearance, crunch and sweet and tangy flavor, Opal apples stand out in the orchard.
The apples are a cross between a Golden Delicious apple and a Topaz apple, but beyond their flavor and hue, they boast natural non-browning properties, a unique attribute allowing them to remain fresh and crunchy long after cutting. Opals can be left sliced for hours and won’t turn brown.
Opal apples are a cross between a Golden Delicious apple and a Topaz apple, but beyond their flavor and hue, they boast natural non-browning properties.
These apples were discovered in Europe in 1999 and are exclusively sold by FirstFruits Farms in North America. More recently, this certified organic, non-GMO apple is also known as “The Apple That Gives Back” given the sponsorship of the Youth Make a Difference grant initiative which addresses food insecurities in communities nationwide.
“Opals and family time are the highlight of our holiday season,” said Chuck Zeutenhorst, vice president of sales and marketing. “Now there is an entire day designated to celebrating Opals and we encourage you to share them with your family so they can enjoy them as much as we do.”