Are you ready for a brand new Washington Grown apple? After years of development and months of anticipation, the Cosmic Crisp is finally here. That’s good news for consumers, jobs, and the economy.
From an article appearing 12/3/19 | Washington AG Network | Glenn Vaagen |
After years of development and months of anticipation by the consumer, it is finally here. The apple cultivar, WA-38, better known as Cosmic Crisp officially hit American shelves on Sunday. Toni Lynn Adams with the Washington Apple Commission said the first harvest, which took place mid-season around the time of Red Delicious, went smoothly. She said thanks to marketing efforts and on-line excitement, demand for Cosmic Crisp is high in the U.S., but there’s also international interest.
“The cross between Honeycrisp and Enterprise contributes positive characteristics that are welcomed to both consumers and producers of the apple. The natural trait of being slow to brown, the crispy texture thanks to its dense cell structure, a well-balanced juicy flavor with a hint of tartness and a beautiful appearance will all be positives in the eyes and taste buds of consumers.”