Growing Pink Lady® requires more time and more trained technicians than other varieties. Pink Lady® is the first apple to blossom and the last to be harvested. This long ripening process requires the producer to be at hand at all times. Close attention is required from when the trees are first planted through to harvesting and packaging (sorting and packing lines are deliberately slowed down by 20–30% compared with other varieties to monitor and ensure the optimum quality of the fruit).