Cripps Red

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Malus domestica Cripps Red
Cripps Red (Sundownder) apples, labels hidden.jpg
CultivarCripps Red
OriginAustralia 1973[1]

Cripps Red is a cultivar of apples; the fruit are eaten fresh. The original tree was bred by John Cripps from Golden Delicious × Lady Williams.[1] The fruit mature very late in the season.[2] Cripps Red fruit can be marketed as Sundowner apples, if they are sufficiently good quality[1] and are also sold as Joya in Europe.[3] Cripps Pink (Pink Lady) and Western Dawn (Enchanted) apples have the same parentage as Cripps Red.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Apple variety: Cripps Red (SundownerTM fresh apple product), NSW Department of Primary Industries
  2. ^ Apple varieties, NSW Department of Primary Industries
  3. ^ a b Successful apple breeding – patience, perseverance and luck: New varieties, Government of Western Australia: Department of Agriculture and Food, retrieved 7 November 2015