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
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
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
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.