Opalescent is a large, sweet, coarsely-grained apple, once widely grown in New England. Harvest begins in mid-September; this multipurpose apple may be enjoyed for only a month or so after picking.
Discovered: 1880, Michigan
Parentage: Golden Delicious x Newton Pippin
George Hudson discovered this variety, a cross of Golden Delicious and Newtown Pippin, in Barry County, Michigan in 1880. He originally called it Hudson’s Pride of Michigan, and later renamed it Opalescent.