06 Mar That’s a Wrap: Cosmic Crisp 2019
On Wednesday, March 6, the Silver Line processed what was left of the 2019 Cosmic Crisp harvest. Over 8, 200 boxes were packed and sent on their way to be sold and shipped to their final destinations.
It has been an exciting year to grow, pack, and ship the first Washington state bred apple. Cosmic Crisp apple (WA 38) took over 20 years to research, study, and perfect by the Washington State University tree fruit breeding program . It hit the market on December 1, 2019, giving Washington state growers exclusive rights to sell it for the first 10 years on the market.
Currently, FirstFruits Farms has over 330 acres of WA 38 in Wallula and Prescott. Forty-one of those acres are certified organic. In the next couple of years, we have a plan in place to increase acreage for Cosmic Crisp in order to meet the demands for this highly desired apple.