Cripps Red is a late season variety . It doesn’t look as pretty as The Pink Lady, but many think it has better eating quality due to the good balance of sweetness to acidity that gives it a more interesting flavour than Pink Lady. The flesh is crisp and dense, slightly coarser than Pink Lady, and very juicy, with an attractive spongy quality in the chewing and mouth-feel.
Cripps Red is a red-blushed apple as opposed to the pink it’s more famous cousin, but it is still an attractive looking fruit with distinctive white lenticels usually being present. With a bit of storage, the sweetness of this apple improves and the acids drop a little, so it is often not sold immediately after harvest.
The density of Cripps Red means it is a good cooking apple as it holds it’s shape.