CRIPPS, John Ernest Lane

Born 9 April 1927

Origin Steyning Sussex England
First settled in Perth
Original Occupation Student
Occupation in Australia Scientist & Fruit Breeder


Departure Port Tilbury
Arrival Year 1955


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I spent my entire working life working for the WA Dept of Agriculture. My most important achievement was breeding both the pink lady and sundowner apple varieties


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Visitor Submitted Comments

  • Inducted into the Royal Agricultural Society Hall of Fame in 2010 for significiant influence on the apple industry of Australia. Breeder of Pink Lady and Sundowner apples.

    Sat 21 Jan 2012

  • Appointed Officer Order of Australia,on 26 January, 2015

    Mon 28 Sep 2015

  • Mr. Cripps,
    Just a big thank you for the Cripps Pink. The Pink Lady puts every other apple, with the possible exception of my other favorite, the Juliet, to shame. I get upset when my local retailer runs out of your masterpiece and I have to settle for an inferior Royal Gala or Jazz.
    Jeff Gepner
    Bangkok, Thailand

    Mon 1 Feb 2016

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