Move over, Honeycrisp: New apple to debut at grocery stores

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Move over, Honeycrisp: New apple to debut at grocery stores

A Cosmic Crisp apple, partially coated with a white kaolin clay to protect it from sunburn, is picked at an orchard Oct. 15 in Wapato, Wash. The Cosmic Crisp, a new variety and the first-ever bred in Washington state, will be available beginning Dec. 1 and is expected to be a game changer in the apple industry. Already, growers have planted 12 million Cosmic Crisp apple trees, a sign of confidence in the new variety.
Workers Edilia Ortega, left, and Reynaldo Enriquez pick Cosmic Crisp apples, a new variety and the first-ever bred in Washington state, in an orchard in Wapato, Wash.
Kate Evans, a lead scientist at Washington State University’s Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center, tastes a slice of a Cosmic Crisp apple, a new trademarked and focus group-tested apple variety developed by the WSU lab over the last 20 years, in 2016.

Move over, Honeycrisp: New apple to debut at grocery stores

A Cosmic Crisp apple, partially coated with a white kaolin clay to protect it from sunburn, is picked at an orchard Oct. 15 in Wapato, Wash. The Cosmic Crisp, a new variety and the first-ever bred in Washington state, will be available beginning Dec. 1 and is expected to be a game changer in the apple industry. Already, growers have planted 12 million Cosmic Crisp apple trees, a sign of confidence in the new variety.
Workers Edilia Ortega, left, and Reynaldo Enriquez pick Cosmic Crisp apples, a new variety and the first-ever bred in Washington state, in an orchard in Wapato, Wash.
Kate Evans, a lead scientist at Washington State University’s Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center, tastes a slice of a Cosmic Crisp apple, a new trademarked and focus group-tested apple variety developed by the WSU lab over the last 20 years, in 2016.
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