A juicy, crisp, sweet apple that stays fresh in the refrigerator for a year has been launched in the United States. Agricultural experts at Washington State University began growing the apple in 1997 and named it “Cosmic Crisp.”
More than 12 million Cosmic Crisp apple trees have been planted in Washington state. The cultivation of apple trees is strictly restricted by a licensing system. In the next 10 years, only farmers in Washington state will be allowed to grow it, and no other places will be allowed to grow it.
“Cosmic Crisp” was originally named WA38. The breeders associated it with the starry sky from the small white dots scattered on the dark red peel, so they renamed it “Cosmic Crisp.” Apples are the second best-selling fruit in the United States, after bananas.
It is reported that agricultural experts from Washington State University began growing this apple in 1997 and have been studying it for more than 20 years.