is: before then, I didn't eat apples at all!!! about 10.000 trees of Pink Lady. I must say this is my I bought 2 to try: love at first bite! market! All about apples, pears, plums, and cherries - and orchards where they are grown. I've never been inspired to google my produce the Granny Smith as a cooking apple in say First, visual appeal: the Pink Lady is a killer pretty apple with a nice fragrance. It is crisp, firm, very tasty and refreshing. Anyway, I visited a nursery today and the owner tried to sell me some Pink Lady trees with my order. bag, labeled with the cultivar name 'Cripps Pink', and incidentally they were organically grown. I just tasted Pink Lady for the first time and I do I agree a good pink lady apple is probably the best tasting apple I've every experienced. We do not accept any liability for loss or damage incurred as a result of any errors in the content of this website. crops seem a The texture is very firm and crunchy, not a bit mealy or soft which I despise in apples more than anything. They have a pretty pink hue with some bright yellow working through. It is pleasant though. I love Like Gala apples, Pink Ladies tend to be smaller and sweeter than other apples, making them perfect for having kids eat fresh. Some apples aren't great when cold, but Pink Lady apples keep all their chracteristics (juicy, crunchy, sweet). TJ's doesn't have them, speak to the mgr. I like the taste, but they have a terrible texture for me. mercantile natural food market in lawrence, The Perfect Pink Lady® Born of good earth, pure water and clear skies a crisp Pink Lady® apple represents life at its natural green best. Its sweetness is akin to the taste of It is was by far the best We have a Pink Lady apple tree that produces I shall look forward to my next Okay storage but I wouldn't leave them out in a bowl on the table for more than a week. It is in fact a heavily geneticists and therefore invalid trade mark. This tight control is intended to keep quality high, and it is portrayed as a premium product. As I mentioned earlier there have been a few bad apples - so don't give up on them entirely if yours happened to be such - try a few different types and I'm sure you'll fall in love with them too! All other varieties cause my mouth and throat to itch and swell but the Pink Lady doesn't, at first I believed it to be chemicals causing my reaction such as pesticides but obviously this is not the case. I first tried this apple several years ago at a store that had foods from New Zealand, I believe it was. Based on what I hear, as well as my own taste, we only need three apple varieties. Bask in the sweet blush of Pink Lady® (Cripps Pink cv.)! Honeycrisp, Pink Lady and Fuji are my favorite for this recipe. These are probably my favorite variety of apples. describing the apple as crisp, juicy and sweet - The only other apple that comes close is the English 'Russet' - this has a super nutty flavour that is most unusual. I was so happy to find an These apples have the absolte best combination of texture I would They arrived here in Israel about 6 years ago from the USA, and were snapped up, and sold at a very high price $US4 a kilo. better Pink Ladies are... it's the tartness. Might it be that a reputable supermarket chain is selling under ripe Pink Lady apples? BUT ... B+U+T - What a surprise awaited me within that curious pink skin which almost glows in itself. expensive!). first time I tested this apple in Turkey. For eating, cooking, and other reasons they are just superb!! with the Pink Lady I bet they would be superior in apples I've tried, it is juicy, sweet , fresh and I have bought these several times in the store and This apple is nothing like the others. wake up if it doesn't measure up don't sell it as branded pink lady all this year now July 2014 . They are good both fresh and for cooking. Their flavor is so unique and refreshing My mouth is watering just writing this and I need to hear that first crunch of me biting into a pink lady. because that is exactly what it is! label (of Loblaws). I wanted to bake an apple pie, but I wanted to see were growing inside the apple. I also notice under 'climate' that it is "suitable for temporate climates. We grow some fine produce here in N. California, including excellent apples. But apples don’t just taste good, they do you good. and not as tart as the granny's. I found Pink Lady's at the Costco on Kauai. the slight colour difference the cripps pink apples she has tasted.. I love the Loved by snackers and bakers alike for its unique sweet-tart flavor and firm, crisp flesh, this beauty of an apple is a crowd pleaser. There are other great tasting apples for sure but none with the uniquely exquisite pink colour. Just found these at the local Costco In order to preserve the premium appeal of Pink Lady®, about 65% of the production which does not meet the standards required for Pink Lady® is sold as Cripps Pink instead. I'm watching my sugar intake and I also need to Developed in a Western Australia breeding program, Pink Lady® (Cripps Pink) was introduced in 1985 It is a cross of Golden Delicious and Lady Williams Described as a hard apple, Pink Lady® apples have firm, crisp flesh and a unique, tangy-tart, sweet flavor You may not reproduce any of the content of this website without our express permission. Pink Lady! Joe's.... very affordable. I am thrilled to find it and considering planting one :-). What happened to this great apple 2014 ? Unlike most other apples, they are a trademarked brand. I purchased one apple for my husband to taste test as we We are not so sure the flavour is quite up there with the best modern varieties (take Jazz for example). I was 230 lbs and i am now down to 190 lbs and I started my Pink Lady diet in late March. He has Gala apples have a nice mellow sweetness to them and they don't get too soft in the oven. The most delicious ones that I had were the ones from South America (Chile?) I took it at first I used to like braeburns and Fuji's but now it's Pink Ladys all the way. refreshing cold cider. loves that also, she said they are the best One of the finest apples I have ever eaten. I absolutly sdore the crisp texture and delightful sweetness of Pink Ladies. It had a perfect blend of acidity and sweetness, with a flavor that was truly exceptional. I am not generally fond of apple juice, but the tart and sweet balance is perfect in this one. Every once in a while I will even find them for a bargain (the Cripps brand) at the Aldi store nearby. Best apple I ever had! Sweet but with enough tartness that it's not overwhelming. most delicious apple I've ever eaten. Bought a bag of Pink Lady apples today with a bit of trepidation. I have tasted it is better but I don't know the effect of heavy rain on fruits. I love the Pink Lady apples! It's rare to find that crisp, sweet texture in a store-bought apple, but I found it in the Pink Lady, at last - an apple to rival the old Spitz for crispness and flavor. Brent - a sweet apple with a hint of crab-apple tartness to balance it out. I couldn't finish it. Pink Lady is my favorite apple because it has a brilliant acidity to go along with a solid sweetness. They will be riding in my lunch pail frequently. A few from Washington were actually very disappointing and rather disgusting. Denise. probably sampled 25+ types. I told him about it the next day, and we went to the Alpha Beta store and bought some more. read an ad, so you can certainly say that the I just discovered This is the snack, fruit salads or while hiking. I guess I was right but she may have a point as well. Or take We used to eat Fuji and other varieties of apples. Nearly as tart and only slightly sweeter than the Granny Smith, this reddish-greenish juicy delight has a tough skin to match its firm flesh. The Pink Lady apple is the BEST apples I have ever eaten!!! These apples are so overrated! Visually, it certainly does - it is still unusual to see an apple that is genuinely pink and Pink Lady® is undoubtedly one of the best looking apple varieties available. Great for after running thirst, afternoon I'm not usually a happy apple eater, but I am now! quality visual, feel, taste and smell. Find out more about the tastiest apple on the tree. to ration them as they are ludicrously Yes, they’re beautiful, but the taste is what’s going to keep you coming back for more. ! Granny Smith until I saw the Pink Lady in Fry's ©2019 Orange Pippin Ltd. All rights reserved. Heard that often, shared it often with customers in my small health food store, where I just sell Pink Ladies and Fujis, Last week for the first time ever I purchase Pink Lady Apples - WOW from the very first bite I was won over. apples that are particularly tart and less sweet. Having said Well I must say this is one if the few apples that actually lives up to all the hype. I plan to process at least 2 bushels this year once they become available in my area - mid-October. Thank you!!! Elderflower cordial? Only the best apple ever, and this from a non-apple eater. Yum!!! Lady, I have probably eaten more fruit in one But just what makes them so irresistible? One can rely on it for its consistant almost perfume-like scent, exceptional taste and firm-but-not-hard texture. definately better than the Cripps Pinks. How can he turn his trees into Pink Lady's? :). ladies to my girlfriends. Perhaps more than any other modern apple, Pink Lady® epitomises the trend towards product marketing and branding in the sale of apples. A very attractive apple as well. sourced from a grower/packer in Washington state This will be my last Yesterday my wife brought home about a dozen Pink Lady apples from the supermarket here in western Montana. sweet yet tart, juicy, crisp but not hard. Someone from where I work stated he put in an orchard Of Braeburn apples and plans on turning them into 'Pink Lady 's." marketed under the Organic President's Choice These all-purpose apples have floral accents with hints of tartness. the texture and the full flavor. Never You win again mother nature, but the battle rages on. I found this page desperately looking for lady I'm in the Yakima Valley where the majority of our apples are grown. So, today I went online to look them up and found your website. I love them. I just don't know how to describe it, but it was sensational. available could compete. So we bought some along with the usual Fuji's and Smith's. YALL NEEED TO MAKE AN APPLE JUICE OUT OF THIS!!!!!! children's usual organic Gala apple diet. - It had the perfect sweetness/tartness blend of that first one I tried which I have come to know as the Pink Lady, but the flavor was exotic and heady, much more refined, subtle, complex, and rich than that first one. I enjoy you daily and cannot go a day without you. characterize myself as a real apple fanatic and I don't even bother The variety is grown under licence, and then marketed through licenced resellers to the supermarkets. Since then, I am hooked. This apple is a The flavour is good though perhaps a little On the other hand, one of those trees could be the next great apple variety ! The closest to the Pink Pink Lady apples: Pink lady apples have a sweet-tart taste and firm, crisp flesh. Sweet and tart and juicy. a good friend of mine grows this apple. I'm also interested in Heirloom fruits because I'd And I live in apples, perfect for munching. they are the best apple money can For me, the proper Pink Lady sets the bar for all apples. Since that first apple I have tried several more Pink Lady's and a few Cripps Pink, some from New Zealand, some from Washington state, and some from a South American country (Argentina or Chile - I think it was Chile...) and each one has been quite unique and different. I have been eating Pink Lady Apples for well over a I tried it for the first time last - Some susceptibility, Fireblight  it was taken too late from the trees. I was not expecting such a ravishing assault on my taste buds at all! pink lady made me eat a lot more yummy. 2. Us mere mortals should not be allowed to taste such pleasure. I love them! As far as marketing, never saw a commercial or heirloom varieties. 2 days and had to go buy more. Well, my wife, my 1 yr old son and I truly love our "Pink Ladies" every day. Is this how they always are, or were these in storage long enough to dehydrate? Galas are another one of our favorites, I just had my first Sonja apple. Pink Lady we also use Cripps Pink in some of our My local grocery store owner recommended me the pink lady. But, when we ate the "Ladies" first. My taste buds were so let down after all this hype. We are hopping that our local store will stock this product year round. I'll certainly be buying more than ONE Pink Lady the next time I go into tht fantastic greengrocers. I highly recommend it. Like it tart = Granny Smith Also my fave apple to munch or make carrot apple ginger juice which is heavenly. Crisp Pink is the Generic term for a Pink Lady apple that does not meet the acid/surgar requirements of a "Pink Lady" They are both from the same tree type....Crisp Pink are the "out of spec" version of a pink lady. As an executive chef, I have tried many varities, and this apple is one of my all time favorites. Was it roses I detected? I discovered Pink Lady apples back in 2003 at my local Wal Mart supercenter at the time. Cox's. I'm always very excited to see Beautiful to look at; but each time I've succumbed to the hype and the attractive appearance, I have been disappointed. I have been buying them now for a couple of years and really enjoy their texture and taste. ", I was given a Pink Lady apple as a gift from my boyfriend. The Pink Lady apple is one of the best foods I have ever eaten, in all my life. them. I will hereby refer to it as the "Pappy Jones" apple. that's about 40 lbs in 6 months and no gym!!! We have them every morning now, and as we eat them we contemplate where they may have come from and what makes them so good. This way they bake evenly and tender every time. I said they were the same variety. I too, totally agree on the taste, texture,firmness and everything else you all have said about Pink Lady apples. I made this fruit my favorite snack during the I grew up with vintage varieties like Spitz, and I was spoiled by the taste of a fresh, crispy apple right off the tree. Geography/History Pink Lady® apples were developed by a man named John Cripps of Western Australia’s Department of Agriculture. Pink ladies are my favorite apple all time! These are all essentially inedible in November, and don't become tasty until January, Some will also mellow on the tree, but the BRIX goes way up if left on the tree. -PINK LADY APPLE JUICE. My sweet and delicious desire. Juicy, crunchy, slightly tart and sweet with a delicious taste, Pink Lady® apples provide great taste all the time – and one bite is all it takes! I thought it had a very good balance Flesh is dense, hard and crunchy. Their skin has a pink blush (hence the name) over yellow. special offer - helpful to have learnt why that I wonder if size is a factor, and the large ones just don't attain the soluble sugar levels as the small ones do. Sign up for the Family Newsletter. I now demand this quality in all my apples, spoiled as I am. The title is probably not convincing enough to men especially... but when I sank my teeth into it, I did not regret my purchase. The awesome flavor of this species reminds me of a a mix between my old favorite and pears. The apple is crisp, juicy enough to be pleasant (but not drip), the skin is firm but still easy to bite through, and the taste!!! Everyone I let try them also seem to fall in love with them. I enjoyed it so much, that I have recently planted my own tree in my 1 acre back yard, and are looking forward to fruit in a few years. My 4 year They not only look delicious and full of flavour they are such a beautifully crisp but not hard apple with loads of sweet juice and so full of flavour that I have bought them again. Make sure you slice the apples really thin (1/4 inch or thinner). they have all been said, my supermarket doesn't It is sweet with a tart taste. Naturally exhilarating, Pink Lady® is a source of pleasure. Tell us what you think! This is probably the best apple I ever tasted! I know it may sound odd, but I also get a kick out of finding the seeds already germinating within the apple. Re: Sam from NJ A very sweet apple with a touch of tart. It is one of a kind. Are these apples being dyed with food dye .? I am not usually an apple eater. Has become my go to apple in the grocery store when I can't find one of the heirloom varieties. sweet/tart taste and crunch. OP: Fair enough - it is down to personal taste in the end. The perfume and aroma is truly unexpected and it now seems to put all other apples I have ever tasted in my life totally into the shade! Naturally exhilarating, Pink Lady® is a source of pleasure. I still prefer the imported ones, even though they are more expensive. Whenever I have a dry, stale mouth I reach for Pink Lady. The Pink Lady apple's appearance on the Spanish market has proven to be a refreshing arrival. Andrea: try your local costco: i am getting them down here in florida, but they are from argentina since it is winter down there. Only the cream of the crop is selected to be a perfect Pink Lady® apple. Formally referred to as Cripps Pink, the Pink Lady variety probably comes as no surprise to anyone who’s mildly familiar with their grocery store apples. Apples are commonly known for their health benefits, but which is the healthiest? The sweet-tart apples lend additional flavor and sugar to applesauce and purees. Cripps Pink apples are better known as their brand name, Pink Lady, and are amongst the favorites for many apple-eaters. We love this apple!! Tried one again today, trying to define what I don't like about it; it has pleasant background flavour between melon and peardrops, but heavily overlaid with a sickly acid tang like cheap candy; it also had a slightly rubbery texture. off a bit since I tend to rebel against establishment. It's what an apple should be like. them on ! Your assessment is surprisingly off. apple I If they don’t meet the right standards, you might see pink lady apples called Cripps in stores. Like a true lady she bruises easily but despite keeps its crispness for a long time. We had a tasting today at the Waitrose where I work involving three varieties of apples, Pink Lady, Estivale and Discovery. If they stay the (Purchased Late November - Early December. The sweet-tart apples lend additional flavor and sugar to applesauce and purees. They are great. The flavor is often described as simultaneously tart and sweet. have ever eaten. They are yellow with a pink hue and have a tangy yet sweet flavor. Lady, wanting to try something different to the I was taken aback by the wonderful taste of them. Highly recommended by me. I left in the trunk in winter and did not freeze. Apple pie is an all-American favorite and should be in every cook's repertoire, but if you've never made an apple pie before or were not totally satisfied with your results, perhaps you need to brush up on the best apples to use for pie and which kind of pie--tart, sweet, or sweet and tart--needs which kind of apple.