New apple variety ‘keeps in the fridge for up to a year’

A new apple is being launched today – and it has nothing to do with mobile phones, computers or watches.

The Cosmic Crisp, now on sale in the US, is a new variety of the fruit which took more than two decades to develop and allegedly lasts for up to a year in the fridge.

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

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

The launch of the apple cost $10.5m (£8.1m).

Farmers in the state of Washington – which produces two-thirds of the United States’ apples – have the exclusive right to grow the variety for the next 10 years.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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