Apples will start shipping from our warehouses in Washington State on November 8th. You can expect to see them in your local grocery stores soon after.
Stay tuned to the Where To Buy page and our social media channels for retailers and store locations. If your favorite store doesn’t carry Cosmic Crisp®, talk to the Produce Department Manager and ask for it by name.
The Cosmic Crisp® is grown in all five growing regions in Washington State. To learn more about each region, visit the Orchards page.
The flavor of the Cosmic Crisp® is the perfect balance of tart and sweet. This makes the apple ideal for snacking, baking, cooking, juicing or any other way you like to enjoy apples. We call it Cosmic CRISP® for a reason -- one crunch and you’ll know why! They are also exceptionally juicy and are naturally slow to brown.
Cosmic Crisp® apples are non-GMO, as are most apples grown in Washington State. A cross between the Honeycrisp and the Enterprise varieties, Cosmic Crisp® was classically bred over 20 years through Washington State University’s world-class fruit breeding program.
Learn more about classic breeding by watching this video.
Cosmic Crisp® apples are best stored in your refrigerator to maintain freshness, flavor and texture. Stored properly, they will last longer than other varieties.
Cosmic Crisp® apples are naturally cultivated to have higher levels of acidity and sugar. This helps them to not oxidize as quickly, making them slow to brown. This is a great quality when using sliced apples for entertaining and in lunch boxes!
There are an average of 100 calories in 1 medium Cosmic Crisp® apple.
Calorie breakdown: 3% fat, 96% carbs, 1% protein.
Apples are fat, sodium, and cholesterol free. A medium sized apple has about 100 calories and makes Cosmic Crisp® apples the perfect snack. Apples rank low on the Glycemic Index. This means that carbohydrates in apples boost blood sugar less rapidly than other foods.
The Good Housekeeping Nutritionist Approved emblem helps consumers lead healthier lives by empowering them to make informed food choices. It is granted to food products that have been evaluated by the Good Housekeeping Institute Food & Nutrition Lab and that align with GH Nutritionist Approved core values — simplicity, transparency and innovation. You can read more about the GH Nutritionist Approved emblem here.
Each bulk Comic Crisp® apple will have a PLU (price look up) sticker that verifies it has met our strict quality standards and allows us to properly track the fruit.
Yes, Cosmic Crisp® apples have a food-grade wax on them; however, Organic Cosmic Crisp® apples do not have wax on them. Apple waxes are made from natural ingredients and are certified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to be safe to eat. After harvest, apples are washed and brushed to remove leaves and field dirt before they are packed for shipping to your local market. This cleaning process removes the fruit’s natural original wax coating, so to protect the fruit, many apple packers will reapply a commercial grade wax.
The answer to this question is both yes and no. Yes, you can plant the seed and grow apples, but they won’t be a duplicate of the Cosmic Crisp® apples you purchase in the grocery store. The Cosmic Crisp® is a product of 20+ years of breeding, and commercial growers plant rootstock instead of seed. In addition, the tree requires a pollinator - it’s very similar to having children. The offspring could look more like the mother or they could look more like the father. It’s the same with an apple; you can’t guarantee what the offspring will be. It may be similar to a Cosmic Crisp®, but it will not be a true Cosmic Crisp®.
If you’re interested in planting your own Cosmic Crisp® tree, we encourage you to learn more about the restrictions and process of purchasing and growing them here.
Cosmic Crisp® apples are orchard grown in Washington State where days are warm and nights are cool near the Columbia River. This climate offers the best apple growing region in the world.
Cosmic Crisp® apples, or WA 38, is a licensed apple variety owned by WSU. To learn more about the restrictions and process of purchasing and growing, click here.
Yes! We are sending a limited amount of samples to media prior to the distribution of Cosmic Crisp® apples. Please send us an email with your contact information.