Washington State University researchers recently shared their perspectives on growing the new Cosmic Crisp® apple variety at a field day south of Wenatchee.

Those tips include that Mechanical pruning works well on Cosmic Crisp apple trees by the fourth year and cutting the tips of one-year old limbs controls growth better than limb bending.

The only negative note about growing Cosmic Crisp® is the trees grow vigorously, and that can cause too much space between fruit and pushing more fruit to the outer edges of the tree, which is a less desirable location for fruit to grow. Apples that grow closer to the trunk are preferred.

Read “Growers get latest Cosmic Crisp® horticultural tips” in the Capital Press.