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About Cripps Pink apples
More often known by its trademarked name, Pink Lady (the first apple to be marketed with a brand name other than its variety name), the Cripps Pink apple was first bred in Australia in 1973 — a cross between a Golden Delicious and a Lady Williams. These two varieties are widely grown in Australia, and the Lady Williams likely gives the Cripps Pink its coloring. Cripps Pink apples are known for their coloring — a distinct pink blush over yellow and/or green undertones. While the flavor is classified as more tart than sweet, they're often described as having both qualities simultaneously.
Because they require a relatively long growing period and a hot climate, Cripps Pink apples are only grown in the warmest apple farming regions of the U.S. (mostly in Washington State), southern Europe, Australia, and South Africa. The vibrant pink color only develops with strong autumn sunlight and the notable temperature changes between day and night. To accommodate this, growers often trim many of the trees' uppermost leaves to expose the apples to these temperature and light distinctions, as trees are robust and hold onto their leaves into the winter season.
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