Washington growers will begin the first plantings of the new Washington State University variety WA 38, which will be known commercially as Cosmic Crisp.

More than 600,000 trees are expected to be planted this spring, but orders for 2018 exceed 5.1 million trees.

Orders for 2019 have not yet been finalized, but demand is anticipated at about 3.1 million trees that year. In addition, after 2017, some growers may begin top working trees to WA 38 as well.

Article by Shannon Dininny, Good Fruit Grower