Cosmic Crisp Apples

Cosmic crisp apples come to stores Nov. 1

By Mike Maltais
BREWSTER – A new apple variety that has been decades in the making is coming to store fruit displays on Nov. 1. Sources at Brewster Marketplace confirmed that the new apple variety will join others it currently offers.
The Cosmic Crisp has been getting lots of buzz lately in print and electronic media after coming out of 20 years of study and research at Washington State University’s world-class tree fruit breeding program. The name “cosmic” is derived from the starburst-like lenticels that dapple the fruit’s surface. Crisp denotes the fruit’s crisp texture.
Cosmic Crisp is cross between the Honeycrisp and Enterprise varieties and, according to the website “maintains its texture and flavor in storage for more than a year.”
Key characteristics of the new apple include its large size, exceptional eating quality, appearance, crisp texture and sweetness that allows bakers to use less sugar when it is used in pie recipes. It has earned the Good Housekeeping Nutritionist Approved emblem.

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