To create a new class called Cosmic Crisp it took about 20 years and 10 million dollars.
In the United States appeared in the sale of a new variety of apples which, according to breeders, can be stored in the refrigerator for a year. It is reported online edition of the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent.
It is noted that the creation of new varieties under the name Cosmic Crisp (cosmically crisp) took about 20 years. Expenses amounted to $ 10 million. If breeding were crossed Apple varieties Honeycrisp and Enterprise. It was first grown at the University of Washington in 1997.
Farmers in Washington state received the exclusive right to grow fruit during the next 10 years.
The creators promise that the new superrules Apple is relatively firm, very juicy and will combine sweetness and acidity.
But most importantly, the Cosmic Crisp flesh Browns very slowly. Apple keeps their consumer properties in the refrigerator for up to 10-12 months.
Apples – second after bananas popular fruit in the United States. And Washington is the country’s largest producer of apples.