Description

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. Pollinator required: Choose another apple variety. See Recommended Pollinators below.

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Characteristics

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'

Pollination

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.

Shipping Information

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
we love the taste
Sandra M on Apr 13, 2021
I have tried pink lady apples before and loved them.
Michelle W on Apr 11, 2021
we love the taste
Sandra M on Apr 13, 2021
A severe windstorm uprooted our Pink Lady so we are back to order a replacement. Our old tree was from Stark Bros so ordering the replacement from them was a no-brainer.
Anna M on Apr 11, 2021
I have tried pink lady apples before and loved them.
Michelle W on Apr 11, 2021
Super flavor
susanne p on Apr 10, 2021
Just starting apple trees at home (done them at work before). I like this combo???s balance of crisp, sweet, and tart.
Reid Y on Apr 4, 2021
Needed a pollinators for the Gravensteins apple
Claudia S on Apr 4, 2021
Love this kind for firmness and flavor
Nance E on Apr 3, 2021
we love to eat pink lady apples
Robert on Apr 2, 2021
love the apple
tin can sailor on Apr 1, 2021
Pink Lady apples are delicious and can be grown in my zone, so I thought this tree would be a great pollinator for the apple tree I purchased earlier from a local supplier.
Benita D on Mar 28, 2021
I've been lucky enough to taste the tart, sweet and delicate apple
Shawnna C on Mar 26, 2021
Wanted to add to my variety. We are big fans of this type of apple.
Steve P on Mar 24, 2021
I usually buy these at the grocery store because they last on the counter for weeks, much better than most others. They are firm and sweet with no hint of being grainy. They are a better size for fresh eating than larger apples but are still big enough to be a time saver if used in pies, ect.
Elizabeth R on Mar 20, 2021
Our favorite apple! We have been unable for find this locally (Ohio).
Maria M on Mar 12, 2021
Sweet, juicy apple. Best apple of all time in my opinion.
D O on Mar 4, 2021
We love this apple.
SZABOLCS F on Mar 4, 2021
This is a top rated apple type by Chuck Wendig, author of the Star Wars - Aftermath trilogy.
Louis L on Mar 4, 2021
Great eating apple. Great taste.
Alex C on Mar 3, 2021
Great flavor
Paul T on Feb 17, 2021
A great apple pie just right!
Linda O on Feb 1, 2021
It grows in my zone and is a dwarfs and I don???t have much space.
Donald T on Jan 31, 2021
Second favorite applev
Penny D on Jan 21, 2021
Granddaughter LOVES Pink Lady apples!
MONTY M on Jan 21, 2021
I love to eat pink lady apples and needed a tree to cross-pollinate with granny smith.
K E on Jan 2, 2021
I like tart apples, and needed a pollinator for my Granny Smith tree, and found I like Pink Lady apples.
Anthony B on Dec 3, 2020
I chose this tree for deer hunting
BRIAN C on Dec 1, 2020
Best apples around.
Nana's Garden on Nov 30, 2020
I love to make pink lady apple pie????
Linda G on May 20, 2020
Dwarf, pollinator in stock
Falan M on May 20, 2020
Love the color and hope it will survive the climate I am in.
Vivienne on May 13, 2020
Love this variety
Ian M on May 13, 2020
Sounds delicious
Catherine S on May 13, 2020
Crisp tart skin and sweet inside. Great eating apple.
David S on May 13, 2020
Dwarf
Rebecca S on May 12, 2020
for my hunting property
BRIAN C on May 11, 2020
Know it is delicious
MARY M on May 11, 2020
My wife's favorite apple
David A on May 11, 2020
Will pollinate with Honeycrisp
STACY T on May 7, 2020
I chose the pink lady apple tree because it is an excellent fruit tree for my hot southern climate. Zone 8a and it also doesn???t hurt that it???s well known as one of the best tasting apples around ????
Lead F on May 7, 2020
Needed a Pollinator for a mid to late bloomer and my wife loves Pink Lady apples.
Kenneth B on Apr 24, 2020
Like pink lady apples
Ice Rhvonda L on Mar 22, 2020
To pollinize honey crisp apple tree
Diane C on Mar 21, 2020
I chose this because I love Pink Ladies.
Kelly S on Mar 19, 2020
I like the taste
Emily G on Mar 17, 2020
The name and have had
Brian S on Mar 16, 2020
Low chill, and it's my favorite apple.
Elizabeth D on Mar 16, 2020
my favorite apple
William R on Mar 8, 2020
Pollinator taste pie apple
Terry J on Mar 6, 2020
I like this variety.
Daniel W on Mar 3, 2020
This will be my last attempt at growing this apple. If you???ll check my past order records you???ll see that this is I believe my 4 tree ordered. None of the others has lived to bear fruit.
Bernard A on Mar 1, 2020
A severe windstorm uprooted our Pink Lady so we are back to order a replacement. Our old tree was from Stark Bros so ordering the replacement from them was a no-brainer.
Anna M on Apr 11, 2021
Super flavor
susanne p on Apr 10, 2021
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.
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.
Can I grow them inside my apartment?
Anjanette W on Feb 20, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This would be difficult but probably not impossible. An apple tree needs lots of sunlight and also needs another apple tree that flowers at the same time for cross pollination. Also, an apple tree needs to have a certain number of chill hours (cold temperatures) which is good for an apple tree but might make for an awfully cold apartment. I would do some searching on the internet to see if you can find any info about an indoor apple tree.
How close do pollinator trees need to be?
Tom L on Mar 12, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Proper pollination happens when you plant within the width of the trees example if a tree is maturing at 12-15 feet you should plant its partner within 15 feet. However the maximum distance is 50 feet.
Is this variety cedar rust resistant?
Debra J on Mar 2, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. This is not a disease resistant variety please follow this link it will give you all the varieties we offer that are resistant, however we do have several out of stock for the season. https://www.starkbros.com/search?q=disease+resistant+apple+trees

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
are trees grafted?
james f on Feb 19, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. All of our fruit trees are grafted to insure variety and success.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Is this the newer Barnsby Cultivar Or the original cripps?
Kalayna on May 22, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. This is the Cripps cultivar.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Will pink lady be pollinated by Winesap?
Champa G on May 20, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Yes these 2 varieties will cross pollinate as they both are Mid season bloomers

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Will a honeycrisp pollinate a pink lady?
Brian M on May 13, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Yes these two varieties will cross pollinate.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Most others show Pink Lady Apple is zone 6 . Mine is 5B . Will it survive in my zone ?
Robert L on Jan 31, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Yes these are compatible in zone 5. We've grown them right here in Louisiana, MO. and we were once considered 5B too.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
I want a pink lady supreme semi dwarf only. Notify me only IF you will ever have it for shipping to zip 86315? Do you have them?
Anna L on Jan 23, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. At this time, we only have the regular grade semi-dwarf available to ship this spring 2020. This tree will ship 3-4 feet tall with a 3/8" trunk diameter.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
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.
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?
Thanks
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.
Do you sell semi-dwarf pink lady apple trees in Albuquerque, NM? I???d love to purchase one ASAP.
Thank you.
Lara B B on Apr 8, 2020

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
Purchased
over 6 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
Purchased
over 6 years ago
Cripps Pink Apple
Fantastic little tree - looking forward to fruit from the tree!
May 9, 2016
Purchased
over 6 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
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
Purchased
over 3 years ago
A little slow
In full sun but not growing fast hoping to have fruit I a couple years
November 5, 2016
Purchased
over 5 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
Purchased
over 6 years ago
Second year growth tree and survived our winter very well. Tree looks very healthy and lots of blossoms. Would recommend.
May 2, 2018
Purchased
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
Purchased
over 5 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
Purchased
over 4 years ago