Move over, Honeycrisp: New apple to debut at grocery stores

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    Junglekeeper Renowned Contributor 10 Years

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Oh, good, thanks for posting this - I had the article from The Province on my table, was going to get around to posting a link to it. I can't find the article on The Province website, but it cites Harriet Alexander at the London Sunday Telegraph. Here is an article from there: Meet Cosmic Crisp - the apple with the most expensive marketing campaign in history.
    I don't think the world needs anything better than Honeycrisp, but in late spring before peaches are ready, Honeycrisp are no longer crisp. The bit that interested me -
    Edited - I seem to have deleted the Wikipedia link: Cosmic Crisp - Wikipedia
     
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    According to the article in the original post:
    Has anyone in the Vancouver area encountered this new apple?
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Esteemed Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yes, we had it last week. We thought it turned brownish relatively quickly. Taste was good, it was a "solid" apple.
     
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    Where did you buy it from?
     
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    I don't think it's available locally yet. Might have to cross the border to taste it!
     
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    I just noticed this week's T&T Supermarket flyer is advertising this apple @ $3.88/lb.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Esteemed Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yep, expensive as all get out to begin with. I imagine it'll stay at a premium price.
     

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