Aussie genius who made the world’s beloved Pink Lady apples dies at age 95: Here’s how he turned them into a global sensation
- John Cripps, who made Pink Lady apples, has died in WA at age 93
The Australian farmer best known as the mastermind behind the taste of Pink Lady apples has died aged 95.
John Cripps died Tuesday in Western Australia, along with his daughter, Helen, who paid tribute this week on ABC Radio.
Daughter Helen said it took Mr Cripps 25 years of research to develop the Pink Lady brand apple genetics to the point it is today.
“We are so proud that he left a legacy. He tasted so many apples it gave him an upset stomach because he used to have to do the tastings,’ Helen said.
Mr Cripps’ daughter said he has worked long and hard to ensure that his apples not only taste great but can be eaten all year round.
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