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National Opal Apples Day

Get ready to bite into delicious and crisp Opal apples on National Opal Apples Day - the perfect way to celebrate this unique and sweet fruit!
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Get ready to sink your teeth into a juicy and delicious Opal apple on December 9 as we celebrate National Opal Apples Day! These unique apples were first discovered in Europe in the late 1990s and have since become a popular fruit all around the world. Known for their distinctive yellow skin with brown spots, these apples are not only tasty but also packed with health benefits. They are crisp, sweet, and perfect for snacking or cooking. Let's take a bite out of this special day and enjoy all the goodness that Opal apples have to offer!

History of National Opal Apples Day

National Opal Apples Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Opal Apple Discovery</div><div class='timeline-text'>Opal apples were first discovered in Europe, marking the beginning of a new apple variety.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2009</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Introduction to U.S. Market</div><div class='timeline-text'>Broetje Orchards in Washington State started growing Opal apples commercially, introducing them to the American market.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Non-Browning Feature Discovery</div><div class='timeline-text'>Researchers discover that Opal apples naturally resist browning after being cut, making them a top choice for salads and snack platters.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Verified Non-GMO Status</div><div class='timeline-text'>Opal apples received Non-GMO Project Verification, confirming they're grown without genetic engineering techniques.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Recognition for Sustainability</div><div class='timeline-text'>Opal apple's grower, Broetje Orchards, was recognized for its sustainable and social stewardship in farming.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Origin of National Opal Apples Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first National Opal Apples Day is celebrated on December 9, encouraging people around the world to enjoy this unique apple variety.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Opal Apples Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Bake with Opal Apples</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put your baking skills to the test and make some delicious treats using Opal Apples as the main ingredient. From apple pies to apple crisps, the possibilities are endless.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go apple picking</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find a local orchard or farm that grows Opal Apples and spend the day picking them off the trees. Not only is it a fun activity, but you’ll also get to enjoy fresh, juicy Opal Apples.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host an apple-themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for an apple-themed party in honor of National Opal Apples Day. Serve apple-inspired dishes and drinks, have apple-themed games and activities, and of course, enjoy some Opal Apples together.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try a new recipe</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Challenge yourself to try a new recipe using Opal Apples. Whether it’s a savory dish or a sweet dessert, you might discover a new favorite way to enjoy this delicious fruit.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Donate Opal Apples to a food bank</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spread the joy of Opal Apples by donating some to a local food bank or shelter. It’s a great way to give back to your community while also celebrating this special day.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Opal Apples Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Opal apples are unique and delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Opal apples have a distinct, sweet and tangy flavor unlike any other apple. They're crisp and juicy with a hint of honey - making them the perfect snack or addition to any recipe. Plus, their golden-yellow skin makes for a beautiful presentation!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>They promote sustainability</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Opal apples are non-GMO and grown using sustainable farming practices. This means they are not only good for your health, but also for the environment. By supporting Opal apples, you are also supporting sustainable agriculture!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's an opportunity to try something new</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>If you've never had an Opal apple before, National Opal Apples Day is the perfect chance to give them a try! You may discover a new favorite fruit or even find some creative ways to incorporate them into your cooking and baking. Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try something new!</p></div></div>

Unveiling 5 Amazing Facts about Opal Apples

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When is National Opal Apples Day?

National Opal Apples Day is celebrated on December 9 every year. In 2024 National Opal Apples Day will occur on a Monday.

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