Right now more than 12 million Cosmic Crisp trees have been planted, and a rigorous licensing system does not allow farmers to grow apples in other parts of the country.
Washington State is the largest apple supplier in the United States, but its most popular varieties (Golden Delicious and Red Delicious) have faced stiff competition from the Pink Lady and the Royal Gala.
Apples are the second most sold fruit in the United States after bananas.
Soon we could say "the first", just long enough to understand which vintage corresponds to the apple I just ate.
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