Perfect for baking and a great eating apple.
Cripps Red (sold as Sundowner™) have a dark red skin and round shape.
Its most prominent feature is white markings called lenticels that occur naturally on the skin.
Sugar levels in Cripps Red apples (sold as Sundowner™) improve with storage,
making them a sweet, flavoursome apple, perfect for baking.
Cripps Red (sold as Sundowner™) is a cross between a Golden Delicious and Lady Williams, and it originated in Western Australia.
Large with a firm, sweet, crisp juicy flesh. Excellent in salads, sauces and pies.
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 coloring.
The Origin of Pink Lady
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.
A medium to large apple with a medium sweetness and scrip white, juicy flesh. Great in salads.
Red Delicious are a crimson to dark red apple, characterized by five distinct crowns on the base.
It has a sweet, highly aromatic, creamy, white flesh.
Red Delicious is popular in many dessert dishes.
Red Delicious originated in Iowa, USA during the early 1870’s. A number of strains exist including Hi-early
Popular in tarts and pies, can also be caramelized for cakes and muffins.
Golden Delicious has a bright yellow to golden skin colour, sometimes with a pink tinge. It is at its best
when the skin turns from green to gold.
It is excellent as an eating apple, with its crisp, creamy, white flesh, which is sweet, tasty and juicy.
Golden Delicious originated in 1912 in West Virginia, USA.
Medium in size with a sweet flavor, ideal for pies, sauces and salads.
Royal Gala are characterised by a blush of pink of the skin, the colour varies from yellow to almost orange with deep orange stripes.
Gala is a round sweet apple that fits nicely into a child’s hand. It is dense, sweet, aromatic and juicy with a white flesh.
Gala can be eaten fresh, included in salads or used as a cooking apple and is particularly suited to sauce.
Royal Gala and Gala originated in New Zealand around 1934,as the result of a cross between Kidd’s Orange Red and Golden Delicious. They were introduced into Australia in the early 1980’s.