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Cosmic Crisp® Apple

Original price $59.99 - Original price $109.99
Original price
$59.99 - $109.99
Current price $59.99

Malus domestica 'Cosmic Crisp'

This new red, juicy apple has a perfect combination of sweetness and tartness and is the first release from the apple breeding program at Washington State University. The plants are licensed and limited by WSU to ONLY be sold to people residing and growing the plants in the state of Washington. WE CANNOT SHIP this tree to an address outside of Washington State.

It is a cross between Honeycrisp, and the excellent keeper and scab resistant variety Enterprise. This apple has large size, crisp texture, great productivity and beautiful red color with white lenticels that sparkle like stars, thus the name ®Cosmic Crisp™. It blooms in mid to late season (category 4), and ripens late, between Granny Smith and Braeburn. Washington state apple growers are predicted to plant 11 million Cosmic Crisp™ and it is expected to become very popular with consumers.

Honeycrisp and Enterprise can NOT be used as pollinators for this variety, due to their genetic similarity. Any other varieties that bloom in categories 3, 4 or 5 may be used as pollinizers.

USDA Zone: 5-9

Mature Height: 6' (Mini Dwarf), 11' (Dwarf), 16' (Semi-Dwarf)

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: September

Pollination: Needs a Pollinizer

Mini-Dwarf Rootstock: EMLA 27

Dwarf Rootstock: EMLA 26

Dwarf Rootstock: EMLA 9

Semi-Dwarf Rootstock: MM106

Semi-Dwarf Espalier Rootstock: MM106

Read our Apple Growing Guide

Photo courtesy of: By PVM - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Size: Dwarf (4'-5')


Ask a Question
  • pollinator for cosmic crisp and Honey crisp? Are they good for western Washington?

    Check out our Apple Growing Guide for a pollination chart. The tree appears to produce and ripen well even in the Western WA.

  • what types of other apples work as a pollinizer

    Check out our Apple Growing Guide in the Help Center for a full pollination chart for the apple trees we carry.

  • Will cosmic crisp trees ever be able to grow in Minnesota? I would be willing to try a test tree here. I live in central Minnesota.

    WSU has a geographical patent limitation on them until 2032. Ever? Yes. Soon? No.

  • Is it against the law to buy a tree in washington and then bring it home to California to plant it? I'm old. I cant' wait until 2027.

    Yes, it is very much against the law. This tree is licensed by Proprietary Variety Management, on behalf of WSU, exclusively for purchase and growth within WA state. Anywhere else, or even propogating them without a license within the state, is a serious patent violation.

  • Can I grow one Honey crisp and one Cosmic Crisp apple trees in my yard so they can pollinate each other? If not, please advice another third apple tree that can pollinate both honey crisp and cosmic crisp apple trees. Thanks,

    You will need another mid to late season tree, that is not a Honeycrisp or Cosmic Crisp as they are too closely related to cross pollinate. Please refer to our Apple Growing Guide for a complete list.

  • Will this cross pollinate with a Pink Pearl Apple Tree?


  • Why can’t we grow it in OREGON, your neighbor? Love this apple. Only want 1 good tree. Please advise as soon as we can get it.

    Because WSU recieved funding from the Washington Apple Growers Association for the development of the variety and in doing so agreed that the variety would be region specfic until at least 2027.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
The best apple I've ever had

The Cosmic Crisp is the best apple I've ever had! I'm so sad we can't grow them in Nevada until 2027!

Carmon S.
Wider Growing Area

I just had my first taste of the Cosmic Crisp Apple. "EOW! Quite simply, the PERFECT Apple, Hard, Crunchy, Sweet and just the right amount of Tartness. I hope this Apple Tree is released to be Grown in Areas outside if Washington State. Kudos to Raintree Nursery and the Developers at WSU. This is THE BEST APPLE, EVER!

best apple ever

I live in Iowa and just tried this apple. AMAZING!!

Just bought in Iowa - a new fave

This is the first time I ve tried Cosmic Crisp and they are excellent; right amount of tartness and sweetness, with a great crisp texture. Hope these become a staple in the Midwest!


I can t buy this tree as I don t live in Washington, but I would if I could. I came specifically looking for it. I had some Cosmic Crisp Apples and they are my new favorite. They re crisp while remaining sweet and flavorful. Hope more people who can grow this will!!