Cripps Pink vs Pink Lady Apples
To clear up any confusion, Cripps Pink apples and Pink Lady apples are the exact same apple with the same pink color and quality. The only difference is that Pink Lady® is a registered trademark of the Pink Lady Apple Association. Pink Lady® was one of the first apples to be marketed under a specific brand name rather than by its variety name.
The Cripps Pink apple and Pink Lady apple are a cross between a Golden Delicious apple and a Lady Williams apple. John Cripps from Australia crossed the two varieties in 1973 and that is why they are called Cripps Pink apple and/or Pink Lady apple. When you are out shopping, keep in mind that they are the same apple variety.