No, the Cosmic Crisp® was classically bred by the WSU Tree Fruit program and is non-GMO.
Bruce Barritt and Kate Evans, who led the tree fruit breeding program at WSU, spent over 20 years ensuring the Cosmic Crisp® would be naturally developed into a beautiful, tasty, and non-GMO apple. We hope you take a moment to read more about the apple.
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 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.