Pink Lady Cripps Pink is a cultivated variety of apple marketed as Pink Lady. The variety was originally bred by John Cripps in Western Australia by crossing the Australian apple Lady Williams with a Golden Delicious; the result is a combination of the firm, long-storing property of Lady Williams with the sweetness and lack of storage scald of Golden Delicious. Other Pink Lady varieties include Pinkabelle, Rosy Glow and Lady in Red. Harvest: Late season
BravoTM: The Casotti Group is Western Australia’s largest grower of the locally-bred ANAPB01 variety which produces the distinctive burgundy-coloured apple Bravo®. The Cripps Red x Royal Gala cross variety was bred by WA Department of Agriculture apple breeder John Cripps and first released for commercial plantings in 2014.
Casotti general manager Mario Casotti was an early backer of the variety, seeing in its striking colour, firm, crisp, juiciness, ability to store well and not brown when cut, a distinctive apple that ticked all the boxes needed to be a consumer success. Harvest: Mid- to Late season
Gala (Alvina Gala, Galaxy Gala, Buckeye Gala): Gala is a clonally propagated apple cultivar with a mild and sweet flavour. In 2018, it surpassed Red Delicious as the apple cultivar with the highest production in the United States, according to the US Apple Association. It was the first time in over 50 years that any cultivar was produced more than Red Delicious. Harvest: Early season
Granny Smith: The Granny Smith apple originated in Australia in 1868 and is named after Maria Ann Smith, who propagated the cultivar from a chance seedling. The tree is thought to be a hybrid of Malus sylvestris, the European wild apple, with the domesticated apple Malus pumila as the polleniser. Harvest: Mid-season
Cosmic Crisp is an American apple with the variety designation ‘WA 38’ originating from Washington State. Cosmic Crisp is a cross between Honeycrisp and Enterprise apples. It is intended to have the texture and juiciness of the Honeycrisp, and the late-ripening behaviour and long storage of the Enterprise. The Casotti Group will be WA’s largest grower of this unique apple variety with large scale plantings already undertaken at several of our orchards.
The Sundowner apple (Malus domestica) is an Australian variety also called the Cripps Red, Cripps II, or the Joya. It shares parentage with the more well-known Pink Lady, originating from a cross of Golden Delicious and Lady Williams. Harvest: Late season
Kanzi is the trademark name of the Nicoter modern bred cultivar of domesticated apple which has been developed in Belgium by “Better3Fruits” and “Greenstar Kanzi Europe” from a natural cross between a Gala apple and a Braeburn apple. Kanzi is Swahili for “hidden treasure”. Kanzi is still also firm and fairly crisp, quite juicy, slightly sharp rather than sweet in taste, with a mild flavour. Harvest: Mid-season
The Hi Early a.k.a. Red Delicious apple originated from Madison, IA in the U.S. in 1880. A classic apple with a distinctive shape. Dark crimson red, or greenish yellow colour with red stripes. Crisp, firm, white flesh with a sweet taste – ideal for juicing and eating. Readily available most of the year.
Fuji (Aztec Fuji, Fiero Fuji, Morning Mist): The Fuji apple is an apple cultivar developed by growers at Tohoku Research Station in Fujisaki, Aomori, Japan, in the late 1930s, and brought to market in 1962. It originated as a cross between two American apple varieties—the Red Delicious and old Virginia Ralls Genet apples. Harvest: Mid-season