The Cosmic Crisp apples are here! Where you can find them locally.

A taste that’s out of this world! The Cosmic Crisp apple is now available.

The Wenatchee-made fruit has been in the making for nearly 20 years. It was made at WSU’s Tree Fruit Research Center. Now, the public can share the university’s sweet success.

“It’s a big deal for Washington. It’s a big deal for Yoke’s,” said Eric Templeton, Yoke’s assistant manager in Richland. “Our store, you know, we like to have local stuff. All of our customers around here love our local produce. We’re so privileged to have this apple in ours.”

KAPP-KVEW confirmed with Yoke’s, Safeway and Albertsons that they are carrying the apples. Walmart and Fred Meyer are not currently carrying them, employees said. WinCo said they expect to get in a shipment this week. However, you should call your local grocery store to make sure they’re in stock.

A unique feature about the apples is its ability to maintain its shelf-life. The apple is a cross between Enterprise and Honeycrisp. The name comes from the yellow specks on the skin, resembling stars.

Only 450,000 boxes are available until the end of the year. Templeton ordered a ton of cases and expects them to go fast.

“The whole Tri-Cites is going to love them,” he said. “The whole state of Washington is going to love them so, we’re looking forward to just having them available for everybody. I’m going to keep ordering until I can’t order anymore.”