Cosmic Crisp® apples are now available in all seasons as grocery stores nationwide. Please use our Store Locator to find where you can purchase conventionally grown and organic Cosmic Crisp® apples at a store near you, or online. If you are unable to find them in the Locator, we suggest you talk to your local grocery store’s Produce Manager about stocking them.
Please use our Store Locator to find where you can purchase conventionally grown and organic Cosmic Crisp® apples at a store near you, or online. If you are unable to find them in the Locator, we suggest you talk to your local grocery store’s Produce Manager about stocking them.
The Cosmic Crisp® apple 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® apple 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 the Cosmic CRISP® apple 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, the Cosmic Crisp® apple 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. There is a natural variance in the amount of wax on conventionally grown Cosmic Crisp® apples — resulting in some with more than others. We recommend washing your apple with warm water and soap while lightly scrubbing to remove it.
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® apple 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® apple, but it will not be a true Cosmic Crisp® apple. If you’re interested in planting your own Cosmic Crisp® apple tree, we encourage you to learn more about the restrictions and process of purchasing and growing them here.
Cosmic Crisp® apples are orchard grown from licensed, virus-free rootstock in Washington State near the Columbia River where days are warm and nights are cool. 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 and can only be planted in Washington State. To learn more about the restrictions and process of purchasing and growing, click here.

Selling products that use the trademarked Cosmic Crisp® brand name or as an ingredient must have a license. Please contact Proprietary Variety Management to learn more about how to obtain a license to sell products that use Cosmic Crisp® apples.

Although Cosmic Crisp® apples are now widely available, we are willing to ship samples to select media representatives. Please send us an email with your request and contact information.

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