Apples are getting a major update and no I don't mean the company that makes iPhones!
The "Cosmic Crisp" apple is a new breed that's designed to last for more than a year before going bad.
The apple is a product of the fruit tree breeding program at Washington State University, where scientists crossed Honeycrisp and Enterprise apples to make a new fruit with a sweet taste and an extra-long shelf life.
According to the Cosmic Crisp website:
"After decades of cross-pollinating, tasting and testing, along with research and development with Washington State University’s world-class tree fruit breeding program, the Cosmic Crisp® apple was discovered. WSU researchers, including pome fruit breeder Kate Evans, have invented a new variety that will change the face of the industry and win enthusiasm among consumers with a combination of taste, texture and usability."
The Cosmic Crisp is set to begin appearing in grocery stores this week.