Apple variety: Cripps Pink (Pink LadyTM fresh apple product)

This information forms part of Agfact H4.1.12 Apple varieties.

Apple variety: Cripps Pink

Cripps Pink

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.
Blossom and
pollination:
Early–mid season.
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.
Skin and
flesh:
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.
Harvest and
yield:
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.