Cripps Pink, or Pink Lady, is a firm, crisp, tart and honey-sweet apple with a beautiful pink flush over its green peel. Prized as a fresh-eating apple, it is also a good cooking and sauce apple. Cripps Pink apples require a long growing season, so they are not ready for picking until mid- to late October. They keep several months in refrigeration.
Discovered: 1970s, Australia
Parentage: Golden Delicious x Lady Williams
Harvest: Late Season
Cripps Pink was bred by John Cripps at the Western Australia Department of Agriculture, a cross of Golden Delicious and the Australian apple Lady Williams. It was introduced commercially in 1989.