Introducing Cosmic Crisp, the Apple of the Future

Hosted by

Commercial apple growers have long-favored certain apple varieties for their glossy appeal and longer shelf life. But with consumers now catching onto to these mass-marketed, bland apples, fruit breeders have begun cultivating new hybrids with improved apple flavor that can last on supermarket shelves.

Pomologist David Karp (a.k.a. "the fruit detective") gives us a taste of the most promising apples of the future, like the Cosmic Crisp, a Washington State variety set to hit market shelves in 2019. He first wrote about these new varietals for the New York Times.

Music: "A Place They'll Never Know" by Themepark