The Zippiest Apple Around

Pink Lady® brand Cripps Pink cultivar apples (usually referred to as Pink Lady or Pink Ladies) originated in 1973 after John Cripps, a researcher from Western Australia’s Department of Agriculture, crossed the Golden Delicious and Lady Williams apple varieties. The result was a vibrantly pink apple with a unique flavor.

Pink Lady apples were released for commercial production in Australia in 1989 before finally making their way to the U.S. in the late 1990s. It is a trademarked variety, which means growers must obtain a license before they can use the brand name. That means only high-quality apples make it under the Pink Lady Brand name.


Exterior: Attractive reddish-pink blush, with a yellow background color

Interior: Bright white flesh that resists browning when cut

Experience: Pink Lady apples are very firm and dense, with a tart flavor and effervescent finish

Nutritional Facts Learn more here!

Pink Lady apples are available under the Stemilt label, while organic Pink Lady apples can be found under our Artisan Organics label.

When can I find Pink Lady® Brand ?

Pink Lady apples are harvested in Washington State in October and November. You can find Pink Lady apples from Stemilt from November through July.

Fun Facts

  • Pink Lady is the first apple to bloom each spring, but the last to harvest. It stays on the apple tree longer than any other apple variety.
  • The Pink Lady brand was the first apple with a trademark.
  • The vibrant color and sweet-tart flavor make the Pink Lady brand a favorite apple of kids.
  • Pink Lady brand is the only truly pink apple on the market, and one of the best for sliced apples.
  • Learn about the versatility of Pink Lady apples on our blog.
There's An Apple for That

There’s an Apple for That

Gala? Pink Lady? Granny Smith? Each apple variety has its own unique flavor, texture, color and cooking properties.

Find out which variety will work best for your next recipe or food pairing at our guide, There’s An Apple for That.