12-05-2019, 02:25 PM
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Well, after all the hype for the newly introduced local apple, the Cosmic Crisp, I just had to get one to try.  It is the product of 20 years of research, a cross between a Honeycrisp and an Enterprise.  It is supposed to be extremely sweet, to be slow to brown when cut, and to stand up well to the rigors of baking.  Stay tuned for the taste report...

Addendum: I had a remaining half of a Honeycrisp today, so I'll have a basis for comparison.

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 12-05-2019, 05:13 PM
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Interesting.  I'll check back for the report.

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 12-05-2019, 07:47 PM
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It’s quite orb-like. Keep us updated, John.

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 12-07-2019, 02:56 PM
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Well, for me the hype turned out to be just that.  The apple is good but not spectacular.  It has a nice combination of tartness and sweetness, and it is crisp and juicy.  It's no sweeter nor any better than a Honeycrisp.

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 12-07-2019, 03:18 PM
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Thanks for the update John.  I wonder if it would be good for baking?

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 12-07-2019, 03:26 PM
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(12-07-2019, 03:18 PM)Sully Wrote: Thanks for the update John.  I wonder if it would be good for baking?


I think it probably would be excellent for that.

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 12-07-2019, 05:13 PM
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Are you familiar with Gala apples and if so, how might they compare to the Cosmic Crisp?

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 12-07-2019, 05:37 PM
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(12-07-2019, 05:13 PM)MntnMan62 Wrote: Are you familiar with Gala apples and if so, how might they compare to the Cosmic Crisp?


I don't remember my impression of Galas, but I plan to get one next week at the store.

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 12-07-2019, 05:49 PM
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Honeycrisp are still my gold standard for straight eatin’ 

Here’s some suggestions RE the best uses for particular varieties:

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 12-07-2019, 05:55 PM
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(12-07-2019, 03:26 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote:
(12-07-2019, 03:18 PM)Sully Wrote: Thanks for the update John.  I wonder if it would be good for baking?


I think it probably would be excellent for that.

Thanks!

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 12-07-2019, 06:39 PM
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(12-07-2019, 05:49 PM)mike_the_kraken Wrote: Honeycrisp are still my gold standard for straight eatin’ 

Here’s some suggestions RE the best uses for particular varieties:

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Thank you.  My wife is going to chop up the remaining half of the Cosmic Crisp and bake it in a small batch of apple cupcakes in a couple days.

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 12-09-2019, 02:18 PM
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Thanks for the update, John. My current favorite apples are called Macouns (pronounced ”macowns”) - a hybrid of Macintosh and Red Delicious. They make my mouth Biggrin

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 12-14-2019, 10:43 AM
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Well, I got a Gala apple and a Fuji apple from the store and did an unblinded side-by-side taste test with the Cosmic Crisp, and I've had to revise my opinion.  I think now that the Cosmic Crisp is just as sweet as either the Gala or the Fuji, has slightly more robust flavor than both, and is just a bit juicier.  Whether or not it is worth its extra cost is another question.  Keep in mind, these are the impressions of somewhat abused 71-year-old taste buds.

Gala (on the left) and Fuji.
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 12-14-2019, 02:04 PM
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AAD enabled
(Apple addiction disorder)

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 12-14-2019, 08:45 PM
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Well, the remainder of the apples went into a crisp, which just came out of the oven.  We'll have some in a little while with caramel sauce and whipped cream.

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 12-15-2019, 03:52 AM
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I didn't know that apples were a thing...

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