Cripps Pink Apple Review

"The Understudy of the Pink Lady"

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Horse Food
Cripps Pink Apple

Let me be clear: Cripps Pink and Pink Lady Apples are not the same apple. Yes, it is true that Cripps Pink and Pink Lady Apples are the same genetic variety. Certain enterprising breeders may even have the audacity to claim that there is no difference between the two varieties other than a fancy trademark. But do not be fooled! Cripps Pink apples are inferior to the Pink Lady. They are the practice squad, the understudies, the B-Team – a sad, hopeless crop of dashed dreams performing a depressing charade like a group of retirees with a local theater group.

You must earn the title of Pink Lady. And the Cripps Pink apples you see in the store, after being evaluated for sugar content, firmness, color, and blemishes did not make the cut. That’s not to say a few stray Cripps Pinks might not offer a passing note of satisfaction here and there. But if you’re looking for consistency, strong flavor, and a beautiful pink exterior – pay the Cripps Pink no heed.

Taste
Crispness
Skin
Flesh
Juiciness
Density
Beauty
Branding / Consistency
Cost / Availability

- FLAVOR PROFILE -

SWEETNESS

1.5/5

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1.5/5

TARTNESS

1/5

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1/5

INTENSITY

1/5

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1/5
CRIPPS PINK BIO

PARENTAGE

Lady Williams x Golden Delicious

ORIGIN

Western Australia

YEAR

1973

AVAILABILITY

Year-round

BEST USES

Munching, Baking

4 thoughts on “Cripps Pink Apple Review”

  1. I have personally never had a bad Cripps Pink Lady Apple. I in fact thought that the name Cripps was a brand similar to “Dole” bananas, so I haven’t noticed the difference (other than the small and more muted appearance). I always buy Pink lady’s-Cripps or not-so I have tried a lot of batches from different stores and areas of the US and AUS over the years. I’m very surprised to learn of the terrible experiences others have had with this variety.

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