HOW IT ALL BEGAN
John Cripps is the plant-breeder who naturally cross bred the first ever Cripps Pink apple in Australia in 1973. Mr Cripps had the ingenious idea to cross a Golden Delicious and a Lady Williams, so creating this delicious new variety. The best of these apples were then branded PINK LADY®. Over time, other varieties, all related to the original Cripps Pink, have been licensed under the Pink Lady® brand, but only the very best apples from any of these varieties are sold with the Pink Lady® heart-shaped seal of approval.
WE DON'T RUSH THE BLUSH
Pink Lady® apples are always the first to blossom and last to be harvested, each one soaking up 200 days of sunshine. It’s this generous growing time on the tree that gives Pink Lady® its gorgeous rosy blush.
PASSPORT TO THE PERFECT APPLE
We’ve searched the world over for the perfect places to cultivate delicious Pink Lady® apples. Today, we have orchards in France, Spain, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile and Argentina. These regions boast the best climate and soil quality for producing world-class wines, and of course, your favourite Pink Lady® apples.
APPLES WITH HEART
Not just any old apple can become a Pink Lady®. Only the best are selected, hand-picked and given the Pink Lady® seal of approval: our pink, heart-shaped sticker, so you know you’re getting an authentic, premium apple every time.