Pink Lady Apples
She’s quite a lady! Pink Lady Apples, also known by their cultivar name, Cripps Pink, are aptly named because of their reddish-pink blush color. Pink Lady apples were discovered in 1973 after researcher John Cripps from Western Australia’s Department of Agriculture, crossed the Golden Delicious and Lady Williams apple varieties. Pink Lady apples are a relatively new cultivar of apple to the United States, having only been available for commercial production since the late 1990s. Pink Lady apples are very firm, and exude a tart flavor and effervescent finish. Here’s a fun fact: Pink Lady apples are the only truly pink apples on the market and were the first apples with a trademark!
When are Pink Lady Apples in Season?
Pink Lady Apples are harvested in October and early November in Washington State. These are the first apples to bloom, but the last to be harvested. Pink Lady apples are available November through July.