Pink Lady® is the fruit of a love affair between a Golden Delicious and a Lady Williams apple. John Cripps, an inspired Australian, had the marvellous idea to naturally cross the two varieties in 1973.
The result was an exciting breakthrough and the new apple on the block was an instant taste success. Their distinctive pink colour, fizzy flavour and crispy crunch made them Australia’s favourite apple and it wasn’t long before the rest of the world discovered the wonderful taste of Pink Lady® apples.
By 1996, there were over 1 million Pink Lady® trees planted in Australia, producing over 10,000 tonnes of Pink Lady® apples.
Today, Pink Lady® apples are produced in around 15 countries where the climate is perfect for them, and sold in more than 30 countries worldwide.
As for John Cripps, who is now in his 80s, he is a fully-fledged Australian hero – the plant-breeder who created the first ever Pink Lady®!
Pink Lady apples are grown in orchards in the world’s finest wine-growing regions from France and Italy to South Africa and New Zealand. The warmth and sunlight needed to produce wine also allows Pink Lady apples to develop their signature blush. Naturally sweeter in flavour, Pink Lady apples are great to cook with and work well in both sweet and savoury dishes as they require less sugar to be added.Website: http://www.pinkladyapples.co.uk