Prescott, Washington-based FruitFirst Farms is celebrating the inaugural National Opal Apples Day on Dec. 9, officially recognized on NationalToday.com.
Opal apples are a cross between a Golden Delicious apple and a Topaz apple, but beyond its flavor and hue, the apple has natural non-browning properties, an attribute allowing this fruit to remain fresh after cutting.
Opal apples were discovered in Europe in 1999 and are sold by FirstFruits Farms. Today, the apples sponsor the Youth Make a Difference grant initiative, addressing food insecurities in communities nationwide.
“Opals and family time are the highlight of our holiday season,” said Chuck Zeutenhorst, VP 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.”
For additional information on Opal apples, visit opalapples.com.
FirstFruits Farms grows more than 10 varieties of apples and cherries spread across 6,000 acres in Eastern Washington. The company’s fruit is grown, stored and packed at the same location, providing greater control over the quality and safety of its products. For more information on FirstFruits Farms, visit firstfruitsfarms.com.
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