What color are Pink Lady Apples now?

bart1(6/7 Northern VA)September 5, 2012

I have a tree that I thought was a Pink Lady (that's what a bought and planted). This year is the first one that it produced any fruit and at this point in the season, all the apples are yellow. I know it's a late season apple and I probably have over 2 months to go, but is it normal for a Pink Lady to be yellow now?



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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

Mine are green last I looked. It doesn't sound like Pink Lady to me.


    Bookmark   September 5, 2012 at 4:01PM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

I agree with Scott, that's not likely Pink Lady. In this climate they are still green and I don't harvest until Dec 1 unless we face a hard freeze sooner.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2012 at 5:20PM
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Do you have a photo?

Carla in Sac

    Bookmark   September 5, 2012 at 11:39PM
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bart1(6/7 Northern VA)

Thanks folks!

Green, yellow what's the difference?!?! Seriously though, I have some color blindness and often get shades of colors wrong. I'll recheck the color and post a photo next week (I can only get to my trees on the weekend).

Based on the comments, I bet it is a Pink Lady and I just didn't inspect the color good enough. The one thing I'm sure of is they are not red/orange/pink or anything in that color range. I was expecting them to be more of their "true" color by now and that fact that none of you have red Pink Ladys now is a relief.

    Bookmark   September 6, 2012 at 7:48AM
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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA(10b Sunset 23)

Mine are green, too, and I'm in S. California, where everything ripens pretty fast. And, they don't look near ready, still smallish. Photos are always helpful.

Patty S.

    Bookmark   September 6, 2012 at 7:26PM
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Mine are pinking up pretty good now. One of the draw backs to Pink-Lady is it takes a couple of years for the tree to bare apples with good flavor. The first year they were kind of tasteless. My sample apple was good but still not there. Maybe next year.

    Bookmark   September 6, 2012 at 8:13PM
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tedgrowsit(6b PA)

I am pretty close to your climate zone, perhaps the same one. Mine are still kind of small and green. Mine are first year fruit, so we'll see how they turn out. Ted

    Bookmark   September 6, 2012 at 9:43PM
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