|Parentage||Golden Delicious x Lady Williams|
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. They require a long growing season, about 200 days, so they are not ready for picking until mid- to late October. They keep several months in refrigeration.
Pink Lady was bred by John Cripps at the Western Australia Department of Agriculture, and then introduced in 1989. It is an Australian cross of Golden Delicious and the Australian apple, Lady Williams. This delectable fruit is also marketed under the name Cripps Pink. It is a trademarked variety and no growers in New England are currently licensed to grow it.