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Cripps Pink apple trees

Malus domestica
Cripps Pink is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Very late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile Might be partially self-fertile in hot climates.
  • Flowering group: 3

Cripps Pink is an attractive modern apple variety from Australia. Its distinctive pink/red colour 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 for sale

  • 1Maidentree on M9 rootstock23.25€
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 2Maidentree on M116 rootstock23.95€
    Medium tree (2m-3.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 3Maidentree on MM111 rootstock23.25€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 4Maidentree on Bittenfelder rootstock23.25€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Bare-root
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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. The apples should ripen in late October or early November.

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. It is therefore very suitable for growing in southern and central Europe, but it might be a challenge to get the apples to ripen in northern areas with cool maritime climates.


Cripps Pink was developed in the late 20th century in Western Australia. It is a cross between Golden Delicious and another Australian variety, Lady Williams. It is probably from Lady Williams that it gets its distinct colouring.

Cripps Pink characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile - Might be partially self-fertile in hot climates.
  • Flowering group3
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • Picking seasonVery late
  • Season of use3 months or more
  • Food usesEating freshJuice
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)Zone 5 (-29C)
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesWarm (25-30C / 76-85F)Hot (>30C / 86F)
  • Chill requirementLow-chill - ~600 hours / 27 days at less than 5C
  • Country of originAustralia
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colourPink