Cosmic Crisp – The New King Of Washington Orchards?
United Press International (UPI) has taken notice of Washington State's new apple. The fresh faced fruit even shows up in our talk radio show preparation service. Cosmic Crisp. Is it the future of Washington's apple industry?
Honeycrisps score high in crunch and taste - so what's the problem , the so called finicky traits? The UPI report says" Honeycrisp frustrates growers because of its low harvest yield; only about 50 percent of the fruit makes it out of the orchard, horticulturalists say. Susceptibility to soft scald injury, a skin problem that can develop during cold storage, and bitter pit disorder linked to calcium deficiency make the fruit problematic."
Cosmic Crisp plans to spread marketing internationally to such areas as Europe, South Africa, Chile, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia, China and Korea, Brandt said.