It can cost over $10 million and 22 years to create a new apple variety. See what it took to market the new 'Cosmic Crisp.'

  • The Cosmic Crisp is a new variety of apple that took Washington scientists 22 years to develop.
  • It cost $67,000 per farmer to plant one acre of the Cosmic Crip, while $10.5 million went into marketing the apple.
  • The Cosmic Crisp's "parents" are the Enterprise and Honeycrisp apples.
  • It takes a series of in-depth tests to evaluate a new apple's taste, crispness, and juiciness, among other characteristics.