The Lady is a historic apple cultivar originating in Brittany, France in at least 1628. The cultivar has gained a variety of known names in English, and is commonly referred to as Api or the Lady Apple.  A common claim is that the apple originates at the times of the Roman empire as the “Appian apple” described by Pliny the Elder in the first century.

The apples are typically small like a large crabapple and have a sweet tart taste.