5 - 6 apples per kilo
Pink Lady Large with a firm, sweet, crisp juicy flesh. Excellent in salads, sauces and pies. The flesh is pale yellow, crisp, juicy and somewhat sharp in taste – an apple of distinction. It is a cross between the Golden Delicious and the very late season Lady William. Considered a good apple to store for long periods.
Cripps Pink (sold as Pink Lady™) has a pink blush over a greenish yellow base skin. Known as the Queen of apples, it is a crisp apple with a dense, firm flesh and an excellent, almost effervescent flavour. Cripps Pink (sold as Pink Lady™) has a high sugar content making it perfect for cooking.
Cripps Pink (sold as Pink Lady™) was developed in the 1970s by John Cripps in Western Australia, and is a cross between Golden Delicious and Lady Williams. This same breeding programme also led to Cripps Red (sold as Sundowner™) – which shares the same parentage. Lady Williams is not a particularly well known apple variety in Europe, but has been quite widely grown in Australia, having been discovered as a chance seedling in the 1930s. It is probably from Lady Williams that Cripps Pink (sold as Pink Lady™) gets its distinct colouring.
In 1973, John Cripps, an Australian inspiration, came up with the idea to naturally cross two varieties, Golden Delicious and a Lady Williams apple to create a new apple, the Pink Lady® apple. By doing this, Cripps was combining the best features of two apples to create something better.
This resulted in a stirring breakthrough in the apple industry and for consumers; with the new Pink Lady® apple not falling far from the tree and becoming an instant taste success. It is their distinctive pink colouring, fizzy flavour and mouth-watering crunch that have made them Australia’s number 1 apple.
It wasn’t long before the news spread and the rest of the world had also discovered the taste sensation of Pink Lady® apples.
By 1996, over 1 million Pink Lady® trees were planted in Australia, producing more than 10,000 tonnes of Pink Lady® apples.
Today, they are still Australia’s favourite apple and are now grown in around 15 different countries with the suitable climate and sold across more than 30 countries worldwide. Now in his 80s, John Cripps is a fully-fledged Australian hero – the plant-breeder who produced the first ever Pink Lady® and forever changed the apple industry.
6 -7 in a kilo
The local apples havef inished for he year - with these being sourced from Eserance in Tasmania
Local apples will not be available until Feb next year.
The Local Growers: Graeme & Fiona Schultz, have been supplying us with their Apples for the past 15+years. Located locally at Forest Range, the family property stretches over 60hectares…25 of which is Orchard, the other 35 remaining virgin bush land. They grow an extensive variety - including Fujis, Pink Ladys, Jonathons, Granny Smiths, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and Braeburn Apples. The season runs from February to September - after which we source from other growers around Australia to fill the void. We applaud the Schultz family for their commitment to the environment as well as a big thank you for supplying us with the most sought after apples in Australia.