New apples that stay fresh for a year hit stores

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An apple that could last up to a year in a refrigerator is starting to hit grocery store shelves across the United States.

After decades of cross-pollinating, tasting, and testing, along with research and development with Washington State University’s world-class tree fruit breeding program, the Cosmic Crisp apple was discovered.

The Cosmic Crisp is a mixture of the enterprise and Honeycrisp apple. It got its name from the little bright spots that resemble stars in the sky.

The acidity of the Cosmic Crisp supposedly prevents it from turning brown as quickly as other apples.

Only 450,000 boxes are available this year, but in 2020, there should be more than two million boxes.

The Cosmic Crisp apple demonstrates how the science of breeding and the art of imagination can work together to create an utterly new and delightful apple.

For more information visit cosmiccrisp.com.

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