Pink Lady apples are a variety of the Malus Domestica species, were developed in Australia, and are also commonly known as Cripps Pink.
The apple is named for its pinkish blush over a yellow background. The fruit is medium in size and conical in shape, and the fine-grained flesh of this apple is crisp and crunchy, and it does not brown easily after being cut.
The Pink Lady apple is a late-season variety that ripens in September. It is essential to wait until the apples are fully ripe to get the best flavor. For the pink coloration to develop, strong sunlight in autumn is vital. Growers may remove the top-most leaves of the trees to allow light to penetrate the canopy.
The Pink Lady apple is a crisp and crunchy variety with a sweet-tart flavor that is sure to please.
Botanical name: Malus domestica 'Pink Lady'
Common name: 'Pink Lady' Apple
USDA Zone: 6 - 9
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Height: 3m - 9m (10ft - 30ft)
Spread: 3m - 4.5m (10ft - 15ft)
Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall
Soil: Loam, Clay, Sand, Moist, Well Drained
Soil PH: Neutral
Water Needs: Average
Edible Parts: Fruit