Cosmic Crisp® Apple
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
Grow 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
Read our Apple Growing Guide
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