How Did The ‘Cosmic Crisp’ Apple Get Its Name?

09.22.2020 - By Science Diction

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This fall, there’s a new apple all around town. After 20 years of development, the Cosmic Crisp has landed.
In this episode, we’re bringing you a special collaboration with another podcast called The Sporkful. They’re a James Beard Award-winning show that uses food as a lens to talk about science, history, race, culture, and the ideal way to layer the components of a PB&J.; 
This episode is all about the Cosmic Crisp, how scientists developed it, and how it got that dazzling name.
Guests: 
Helen Zaltzman is the host of The Allusionist podcast. 
Dan Charles is a food and agriculture reporter at NPR. 
Kate Evans is a horticulturist and the leader of the pome fruit breeding program at Washington State University.
Kathryn Grandy is Chief Marketing Officer for Proprietary Variety Management.
Footnotes & Further Reading: 
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Credits: 
The Sporkful is produced by Dan Pashman, Emma Morgenstern, Andres O'Hara, Jared O'Connell and Harry Huggins.

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