Discovered 1880 Barry County, Michigan
Parentage Golden Delicious x Newton Pippin
Harvest Midseason

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.


George Hudson discovered this variety, a cross of Golden Delicious and Newtown Pippin, in Barry County, Michigan in 1880. He originally named it Hudson's Pride of Michigan, and it was later renamed Opalescent.

This apple is grown at 3 New England orchards