The Pink Lady is one of America’s sweethearts. Apple lovers describe it as ravishing, sensational and a “go to” apple. It’s all that.
The Lady’s distinctive red skin has an almost neon-pink glow that’s distinctive among all apples. Sometimes its skin has a natural slightly dimpled appearance. Flesh is white to creamy-yellow and is surprisingly firm yet juicy. Its taste is deliciously tart with a hint of sweet.
The Pink Lady was developed in the 1970s in Western Australia by John Cripps, who named it Cripps Pink. It’s a cross between Golden Delicious and the lesser-known Lady Williams.
In recent years, savvy marketers began sorting out the very best Cripps Pinks and selling them under the registered brand Pink Lady®. By either name, this apple is usually mid-size. It’s harvested late in the season and stores well.