ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF LADY ALICE® APPLE
A “Washington Original,” this apple was discovered as a chance seedling* in Gleed, WA. Rainier Fruit is the exclusive marketer of Lady Alice® apples from Washington State. This apple possesses several unique and desirable characteristics:
• Lady Alice® apples have a distinct pink stripe that washes over a vibrant banana yellow background, visually distinguishing it from other varieties.
• The Lady Alice® apple is decidedly sweet with a delicate infusion of tartness and has a crisp, juicy crunch that snaps cleanly with each bite.
• The Lady Alice® is an excellent all-purpose apple that is most popular for its snack-appeal, yet is perfectly suited to any occasion. It makes an attractive focal point on a fruit platter or a refreshing addition to salads and sides. It even holds its texture during cooking or baking.
Meet some of our Lady Alice® growers:
*What’s a “chance seedling?”
A chance seedling is a plant that is the product of unintentional breeding. It is a term commonly used in reference to a cultivar’s origin. It is a seedling arising by “chance” (from random, naturally occurring pollination), selected for desirable horticultural traits, and then intentionally propagated to maintain it as a cultivar.
Identifying the parent plants of a chance seedling may be difficult because of this “chance” occurrence.