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A divine dessert apple. This tree bears medium-size fruit with rich yellow skin blushed with pink. Apples have a unique flavor — the first bite is tart, followed by just the right amount of sweet. Also makes a great addition or stand-alone apple in pies! Originates from Western Australia in 1973. Ripens in late October. Best pollinators: Granny Smith, September Wonder® Fuji, Stark® GrandGala™ or Starkrimson® Red Delicious.


Bloom Time Mid
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Medium
Ripens/Harvest Late October
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Tart, Then Sweet
Texture Crunchy
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

The mature size of this variety depends on the version you choose to plant:
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15' Tall X 12 - 15' Wide
Dwarf 8 - 10' Tall X 8 - 10' Wide

Recommended Spacing

The space needed for this variety to grow depends on the size you plant:
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15'
Dwarf 8 - 10'


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow apple trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
They are supposed to grow in my area
Jane S on Jan 23, 2020
One of my favorite apples and it was a good pollinator for others I purchased
Benjamin F on Jan 6, 2020
They are supposed to grow in my area
Jane S on Jan 23, 2020
It???s my daughters favorite apple
Jacci M on Jan 17, 2020
One of my favorite apples and it was a good pollinator for others I purchased
Benjamin F on Jan 6, 2020
I like the flavor of pink Lady Apples
JAMES C on Dec 15, 2019
We love the flavor
John B on Dec 14, 2019
Like this pollinator, and it's tasty.
Niki M on Mar 22, 2019
Because I like pink Lady apples and bare root trees seem to do better than the ones you buy at Lowe's or Home Depot
KARL M on May 6, 2018
my favorite
Tatyana S on May 4, 2018
I can't get enough of these usually, and growing my own will be the best ever--a great sense of accomplishment with great flavor and nutrition.
Robert H on Jan 31, 2018
My daughter loves these, can grow enough of them!
Jeff C on Jan 23, 2018
Because pink lady apples are the best!
Mark H on Dec 23, 2017
The Pink Lady Apple was my brother's favorite apple. He died when he was only 35. I am going to plant the tree with his ashes in my front yard for the neighborhood kids to enjoy the apples...
Robert G on Aug 24, 2017
Exquisite texture and taste; crisp, tastes like a cross between a sweetart candy and champagne!
Valerie F. on Jun 16, 2017
Everyone loves this apple in our family, I ordered this one for a teacher friend I work with.
Steven B on Apr 21, 2017
Probably my favorite apple! Firm, crisp, sweet with a slight tang, and juicy.
Kristina B on Apr 21, 2017
I chose this for several reasons. It is a good pollinator for the Gala apple I have and it has that tart/sweet flavor that my family enjoys. Plus it makes great apple pies.
Larry R on Apr 20, 2017
I tasted one at a store and loved the apple, so wanted a Pink Lady in my orchard.
DEYONNE B E on Apr 19, 2017
Love the apples in store, I'm hoping that they'll be even better off the tree.
Timothy Y on Mar 28, 2017
My husbands favorite apple, in a dwarf size tree!
Teresa K on Mar 25, 2017
Best tasting and storing late apple. Stores well into April.
VINCENT L on Mar 17, 2017
Size of fruit, ripening time, and pollinators
Richard N on Mar 4, 2017
SHERRIE L on Feb 28, 2017
My Son's favorite apples.
Carl M on Feb 27, 2017
These are our favorite apples!
Hope J on Feb 18, 2017
Grandchildrens' favorite apple
Linda B on Feb 5, 2017
My favorite eating apple!
doug r on Feb 4, 2017
One of my favorite apples to eat fresh.
John L on Jan 29, 2017
This apple is the best combination of crisp, tart, and sweet that I have ever eaten!!
Susan P on Jan 18, 2017
My mom wanted this apple. I am pleased with it.
sydney p on Jan 11, 2017
My wife and I love the pink lady apple. So why not have our own!
gardengorilla on Nov 20, 2016
Sweet tart variety
Laura B on Nov 6, 2016
Daughters favorite
Alison B on Oct 19, 2016
My 4 year old Grandson LOVES "the lady apples". :-)
TAMARA G on Jun 3, 2016
I buy them in the store all the time
Thomas N on May 21, 2016
updating yard. the deer love this apple and so do I.
emily b on May 17, 2016
Delicious fruit and doesn't brown when cut open.
NICHOLAS G on May 9, 2016
Bought this variety from the grocery store, and loved it. Was surprised to find this tree and wanted to add it to my collection.
MoBe on Apr 30, 2016
I personally love this apple and have waited for years for it to be commercially available here in the states. It has been widely used in Peru and Columbia where we get our winter fruit and I decided that when it became available I would buy the trees and see how they would fare here in Missouri.
Kirsten H on Apr 18, 2016
A friend recommended any apple with the name crispy.
Rhina H on Mar 20, 2016
I think it will taste like the pink ladies you get in the stores. They have a wonderful sweet tart flavor.
Leona H on Mar 17, 2016
Good tasting apple.
Marty B on Feb 20, 2016
It???s my daughters favorite apple
Jacci M on Jan 17, 2020
I like the flavor of pink Lady Apples
JAMES C on Dec 15, 2019
Will Pink Lady pollinate Honey crisp?
claudia w on May 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will. They're in the same flowering group.
How long, after delivery, till fruit production can be expected with your 3-4??? Pink Lady & Granny Smith semi dwarf trees?
Leah G on Jan 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Our first one fruited 4 years after planting, but bloomed 2 years after planting. We are on a mountainside in the Blue Ridge Mtns and late freezes or weather so cold that the bees stay in their hives & other pollinators are not about, which often reduce or adversely affect blooming and fruiting, so anyone at lower elevations would have better results. Our second Pink Lady bloomed the first year, with 1 apple. It was lost in a late freeze (mid-May). So we are watching this year and will hand pollinate flowering trees, if the weather remains too chilly when the trees say they are blooming regardless. Apple trees are pretty much late bloomers, compared to the plums, thankfully, and we enjoyed plenty of apples from our older tree.
I was going to plant trees in clusters of 3. And I wanted to make Pink Lady at least one of the varieties. Would it be ok to have 2 Pink Lady's and one different pollinator in the cluster? Or should all 3 trees be different. (planting 15 feet apart.
Micah on Sep 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The three trees do not all have to be different, but one of them must be different and have a similar bloom time to Pink Lady's. If you plant two Pink Lady trees, they will not pollinate one another. If you plant three different trees with similar bloom times, you will have a five-star crop on all trees. :-)
If I get a Pink Lady and a Red Delicious, will they pollinate each other?
Lisa B on Sep 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they have similar bloom times and are good pollinating partners.
Will a John and gold or winesap pollinate the pink lady?
Carolyn G on May 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: If you mean Jonagold, that variety is pollen-sterile and will not pollinate any other apple. WInesap and Pink Lady have different bloom times and are therefore not the best of pollinating partners.
Will Gala and Pink Lady pollinate each other?
Alexandra N on May 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, they will not. They're in different flowering groups.
Is this a tip bearing apple or a spur bearing apple?
Sarah F on Feb 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Pink Lady is a tip-bearer.
I have a golden delicious and honey crisp. Will they pollinate a pink lady?
Shaund on Sep 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Golden Delicious will be a more reliable pollinator for Pink Lady, but there is also some overlap with Honeycrisp. You should be covered. :-)
Will Pink Lady work as a pollinator for Lodi and vice versa?
Jeanne B on Aug 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Lodi ripens faster but Lodi and Pink Lady have similar bloom times and will pollinate one another.
The wind tends to blow mostly one direction in my yard (w to e), but it is not constant. I want to plant a granny smith and a pink lady, also W to E. Will the cross-pollination during non-windy days be enough? Or will the westernmost tree likely fail because of the windy days?
Amy L on Apr 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Apple trees (and most fruit trees, actually) are not pollinated as much by wind as they are by birds and bees. The trees have a similar bloom time. The wind direction really shouldn't pose a problem.
Will Stark Ruby Darling be a good cross pollinator for Pink Lady?
Melanie W on Feb 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: That should work just fine.
My next door neighbor has 4 apple trees in her yard that are 50- 75 feet away from where I want to plant a Pink Lady. Do I need a pollinator?
sherry on Oct 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. That would depend upon the bloom time of her trees. If they bloom at approximately the same time as your Pink Lady, chances are good that they'll act as pollinators, especially the trees that are around 50' away.

You can find out what she has, and contact Customer Support at 800.325.4180. They can tell you if her trees will pollinate your Pink Lady for sure.
Do you have to use the recommended pollinators with this? Or can you use the Red Rome Beauty tree or the Jonathan tree?
Ashley H on May 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The recommended pollinators are just a short list of all the potential pollinators for this variety. Red Rome Beauty or Jon-a-Red Jonathan will also work for cross-pollination and fruit production.
I am in a "cold spot" in my zone 5 yard, but I love Cripps Pink apples. Would the colder microclimate hurt the tree, or just reduce production?
Jill R on May 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If you haven't already, put mulch around the trunk of the tree and that will help to keep the ground and roots warm. The sun will heat the mulch even though it feels cold outside. Your tree and apple production should be fine.

Customer Reviews

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good apple to grow organicaly
Tree grows well and the fruit is great to eat. I have been growing them organically and have had no issues with pest.
May 21, 2016
over 4 years ago
Cripps pink or Pink lady is a very good apple any way you say it
I have been a fan of this apple for a long time. It is tart, fresh, and the longer you keep it after harvest the better it gets. It's one of my favorites.
May 6, 2016
over 5 years ago
Cripps Pink Apple
Fantastic little tree - looking forward to fruit from the tree!
May 9, 2016
over 5 years ago
A little slow
In full sun but not growing fast hoping to have fruit I a couple years
November 5, 2016
over 4 years ago
Great choice of apple...Great choice of nursery.
I purchased this dwarf Pink Lady Apple and planted it last fall. The tree was pre-pruned by Stark Nursery so I didn't have to do much except plant it. It sprouted this spring fine and I even have a few blossoms the first year. This is the second Pink Lady that I have purchased and my wife and I love their taste and texture.
We could not be happier with this purchase. Thank you Stark Brothers Nursery.
May 4, 2018
over 2 years ago
Baby Tree
The Cripps Pink Apple tree is healthy and growing more leaves this year. It has survived well two winters and has tiny apples set from blossoms for the first time.

Since we haven't had any apples mature, yet, I can't say how they are.
May 10, 2016
over 4 years ago
The new pink lady apple trees o purchased from stark bros were in very good shape when I received them and even bloomed that year. The following spring the trees are not getting leaves and seem to be almost dead except for a few leaves at the base. Not sure what has happened .
May 22, 2016
over 4 years ago
Growing Well
Our tree has made significant growth already. Very pleased with the sales process, shipping, and how well the tree has grown since planting.
May 11, 2017
over 3 years ago
Top notch!
I planted my Pink Lady 3 weeks ago and have 19 blossoms on it already. It was dormant when received and has just taken off since I planted it. Couldn't be more pleased!
May 25, 2018
Taste that can't be beat!
After tasting the Pink Lady a few years ago at a local orchard, I knew I had to have this apple in my home orchard. Stark Bros sent me a plant last spring and it did very well....This year it even has a few flowers. I'm looking forward to my own Pink Lady apples in the future. Thank you Stark Bros.
May 4, 2019
1 year ago