Only the best of the best apples are selected, hand-picked and given the Swan Lake Nurseryland seal of approval
In pursuit of Pink Lady® excellence
Pink Lady apples are the first to blossom and the last to be harvested. This extra time in the sun gives our apples their special blush, sweeter crunch and wonderful fizz.
Sunshine makes all the difference
A Pink Lady® apple’s unique flavour and qualities are not an accident. The way the rows of trees are orientated, the positioning of the branches and the amount of greenery on the trees are carefully considered, all to ensure our apples receive as many rays of sun as possible.
The seeds of inspiration
John Cripps is a fully-fledged Australian hero, being the plant-breeder who created the first ever Pink Lady® apple. In 1973, Mr Cripps had the idea to ingeniously – and naturally – cross a Golden Delicious and a Lady William. And so the Pink Lady® apple was born, the fruit of a love affair between two other apple varieties.
What’s in a name?
John Cripps took the Pink Lady® name from his favourite novel, Nicholas Monsarrat’s The Cruel Sea. In this story, the hero savours a cocktail called ‘Pink Lady’. It’s a perfectly fitting name for an apple with such a beautiful blush.