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Cripps Pink

Cripps Pink is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators

Cripps Pink is an attractive modern apple variety from Australia. Its distinctive pink/red color and pleasant flavour make it an interesting variety for the gardener or home orchardist. The blossom is also very attractive.

The apples ripen in late October or early November, and can be stored in a fridge for several months.

Although normally considered a variety for eating fresh, Cripps Pink is a good stewing apple - the dense chewy flesh softens nicely with cooking. It also produces a good plain apple juice with a primarily sweet flavour.

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Cripps Pink organic apple trees - graft to order

  • 11-year tree on M9 rootstock 24.95€
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
  • 21-year tree on MM111 rootstock 24.95€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • 31-year tree on Franc rootstock 24.95€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years)
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Growing and Training

Cripps Pink was raised in Western Australia - so it is perhaps not surprising it does best in areas with long hot summers and sunny autumn weather. Cripps Pink also has a low winter-chill requirement, and retains its leaves well into the winter - a characteristic usually associated with tropical rather than temperate trees.

Cripps Pink characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile Might be partially self-fertile in hot climates.
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingPartial tip-bearer Mainly a spur-bearer.
  • Climate suitabilityWarm climates
  • Picking periodmid-November
  • Picking seasonVery late
  • Season of use3 months or more
  • CroppingGood
  • Food usesEating freshJuice
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • ScabSome susceptibility
  • MildewSome susceptibility
  • Fire blightVery susceptible
  • Country of originAustralia
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colourPink