Washington State University has announced the winners of a drawing held to decide who will be able to purchase the first trees of the new apple variety Cosmic Crisp (WA 38 cultivar), which will be available for planting in the spring of 2017.
Twenty-four names were selected from the 445 applications the university received. The drawing was divided into two tiers. Tier one consisted of 12 lots of 3,000 to 5,000 trees each, and tier two had 12 lots of up to 20,000 trees each.
Other growers will have the opportunity to grow the variety as the availability of certified WA 38 planting stock increases.
Drawing winners list from the announcement:
Tier 1 drawing winners:
Konnowac Orchards, LLC
Cowan Orchards, Inc.
Cox Canyon Vineyards
Tier 2 drawing winners:
Double S Orchards, LLC
Weippert Orchard Terrace Heights, LLC
Weippert Orchard Maple Leaf, LLC
Kludt-Waldron Orchards, Inc.
Weasel Ranch, LLC
Mustang Ranch, LLC
F. Lorraine Mathison Grantor Trust
Stephen van Someren Greve
HLH Properties, LLC
Stemilt World Famous Compost, LLC
Lyall Family Farms