Recently, according tomedia reports, the new variety of Cosmic Crisp apples bred by Washington State University will be available in the United States on December 1st, the variety apple sour and delicious, can be refrigerated for 10-12 months. It is believed to be a hybrid of Cosmic Crisp Honeycrisp and Enterprise, first bred by Washington State University in 1997 and costing nearly $10 million over 20 years.
Kate, co-director of the project, said the apples were crisp, strong and sweetly balanced and very juicy. Apples can be refrigerated for 10-12 months, and the pulp will slowly turn brown, but is completely edible.
The variety was first commercialized in spring 2017, and 12 million trees were pre-purchased in Washington state orchards. It was originally only available to Washington growers, and was limited to growing such apples for a decade.
Originally known as WA38, the cosmic Crisp is named after tiny white dots scattered on its deep red skin that resemble the night sky.
Washington state is currently the largest supplier of such apples, while in the United States, apples are the second-best-selling fruit after bananas.