Pink Lady® apples are the result of production excellence and rigorous selection: they meet numerous requirements.

the apples

Once picked, the apples are sent to one of our certified packing stations. They are carefully stored in a dedicated cold store room at a carefully regulated temperature, until they are moved on to the selection stage.

70 to 80%
of the fruit
become Pink Lady® apples.
The others are not wasted.
Automated selection

They go through a large scanner that detects apples with major defects. They are then classified by weight and size (legal obligation).

Manual selection

The apples then pass under the watchful eyes and through the trained hands of the professionals who select them.

The sorting lines are slowed down by 30% compared with the speeds used for other apple varieties, in order to ensure a visual control of each apple and to preserve their optimal quality.


They are carefully stored in trays or punnets that you may then find in your local store.


That is when the famous heart sticker is applied, a guarantee of quality.


The selection process is based on objective criteria that guarantee Pink Lady® quality.

Sugar contentThe source of intense flavours
FirmnessCrunchy texture
Proof of maximum sunlight exposure
AspectNo significant defects
Table describing the different values of Pink Lady® apples. Sugar content: 13/15, firmness: 6.5/9, colour intensity: 4.5/5 and appearance: healthy.

quality control

These criteria are controlled by independent bodies that ensure compliance with specifications, consistent quality and the traceability of the apples.
batches are checked each campaign.

food safety

Independent controls of standard health and safety criteria as soon as the apples leave the orchard and in the packing station.
Test results well below the requirements imposed by European and French regulations.
100% of packing stations are certified in terms of fruit food safety (BRC, IFS, etc.).
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