Lots of Washington State Apple growers are betting big on Cosmic Crisp apples. 10 Million dollars of advertising coming with estimated acreage close to 10 million acres after spring planting. Imagine how many of these apples will hit the stores in a few years.
Looks like Washington State plans to use their superior growing area, packing and storage ability to gain even more market share in a big way. At the moment they grow and sell about 2/3 of all apples for fresh consumption in the US. I expect they will have more acres of Cosmic Crisp apples than all Apple varieties in the entire state of Virginia in the ground in a few years.