New Varieties

Pink Lady
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Geography/History

This apple was originally developed by J.E.L. Cripps of the Western Australian Department of Agriculture in the early 1980s. A cross between a Lady Williams and a Golden Delicious, Pink Lady™ is a registered trademark of the Australian Apple and Pear Growers Association, Inc.

Description/Taste
Very distinctive in flavour and colour, Pink Lady™ apples offer a delicious sweet-tart taste and a crisp slightly dry firm creamy-white flesh. This apple's tender skin has a pink to reddish-pink blush over a yellow background.

Applications
Pink Lady™ apples pair well with fresh strawberries, pineapple, kiwifruit and mango for refreshing fruit salad. Good for eating out of hand and cooking or baking, this grand apple makes tarts, pies, dumplings, cobblers, tortes and sauces. Sliced or cut apples stay white longer if put in a bowl of water with two tablespoons of lemon juice. To store, keep apples in the coldest part of the refrigerator. This apple freezes well.

What's Happening

July 08, 2011

Summer is finally here and we are well underway in preparation for our new crop. We currently have two fellas here from Jamaica helping us with these early stages. We have started our season off this spring by pruning the trees. In doing this it helps to control the size of the tree and assists in producing a better size and quality of fruit. Since then, the newer trees have been tied to help them take shape, the orchard is mowed and close to 2000 trees have been planted.

We also have 2 new varieties of apples this season:
Pink Lady and Ambrosia

On the storefront, the inventories are being done, the jams/jellies are being prepared and things are getting cleaned and organized for another season. Our baker eagerly awaits the new apples to be able to bring to you those homemade pies, apples crisps and delicious dumplings. Don't forget to wash it down with some apple cider.