This information forms part of Agfact H4.1.12 Apple varieties.
Note: Cripps Pink apples of an appropriate quality may be sold using the trademarked brand name Pink LadyTM.
|Origin:||Golden Delicious × Lady Williams, John Cripps, 1973, at Stoneville Research Station, Western Australia.|
|Tree:||Very vigorous and upright, wider branch angles than in Lady Williams, large wavy-edged leaves close together; may need shoot thinning.|
|Disease status:||Susceptible to scab and fireblight, fairly susceptible to powdery mildew.|
|Chilling requirement:||Fairly low, 650 hours.|
Lady Williams, Fuji, Granny Smith, Gala and Delicious.
|Fruit shape:||Large uniform, conical, long oblate; calyx in deep basin may be open in large fruit.|
|Pink-red with yellow base colour, no russet, tender and thin. Not prone to sunburn, russet, surface cracking, bitter pit or internal disorders; immature fruit may tend to partial scald.
Firm, dense, fine flesh, crisp and juicy, excellent flavour, high sugar with acid balance.
|Late, 1–2 weeks after Granny Smith, early to mid May; pick when base colour starts to change from green to yellow.
Sets moderate annual crops.
|Storage:||Moderately long, up to 4 months; doesn’t scald.|