They call it the Cosmic Crisp. It's not a cereal, video game, a superhero or the title of a Grateful Dead song.

It's a new variety of apple, coming to a grocery store near you Dec. 1 according to KWQC.

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Cosmic Crisp is the first apple ever bred in Washington state, which grows the majority of the country's apples.

I never thought I'd say this about an apple, but it's expected to be a game changer.

Already, growers have planted 12 million Cosmic Crisp apple trees, a sign of confidence in the new variety. While only 450,000 40-pound boxes will be available for sale this year, that will jump to more than 2 million boxes in 2020 and more than 21 million by 2026.

The apple is called Cosmic Crisp because of the bright yellowish dots on its skin, which look like distant stars.

The new variety keeps for a long time in storage and in the refrigerator.



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