A dense sweet apple with attractive pink colouration, Pink Lady has become almost a permanent feature on our supermarket shelves. It certainly delivers with quality. The Pink Lady name is licensed and can only be used if certain quality parameters are met, so it tends to be consistent, as do other licensed varieties such as Jazz and Kanzi. Apart from the colour, the variety is noted for its dense, hard, yellow flesh, and the sweet, though slightly bland eating experience.Those fruit that do not achieve the correct quality standard (low in colour or sweetness) are called Cripps Pink.
Origin: Pink Lady was developed in Western Australia by Prof. John Cripps as a cross between Lady Williams and Golden Delicious.
Grown in: Pink Lady needs a long hot growing season, good sunlight and warmth as it matures, so is restricted to Western Australia, South Africa, parts of Chile and USA, and southern growing areas of France.
Harvest & Availability: After several years of extensive planting, Pink Lady is usually available all year:
November – May: from southern Europe and USA
May – November: from South Africa, Argentina, Chile and Australia