Cosmic Crisp® apples are a cross between the ‘Enterprise’ and the ‘Honeycrisp’. These large, juicy apples have a remarkably firm and crisp texture. Their exceptional flavor profile provides an ample sweet to tart ratio. They also maintain their texture and flavor while in storage, which will allow for eventual year-round availability.
The first Cosmic Crisp® trees for commercial production were planted in Spring 2017. Growers of these trees were selected through a lottery process conducted by Washington State University. Several Sage Fruit Growers were among the first selected.
Harvest of Cosmic Crisp® apples takes place at the same time as Red Delicious (September-October)
The 2020-2021 release date is set for 11/23/2020.
The first commercial crop (2019-2020) had very limited availability. However, this season there will be an increase in volume, which will continue to grow exponentially in the next 5-10 years.