Lady is an old French variety, which remains popular in Europe and North America. The fruits are small but with a good aromatic flavor.
Lady Apple is also widely known (particularly in Europe) as Api, after the Forest of Api in Bretagne in western France where it is thought to have been discovered. Some believe this is the same variety as an apple known in Roman times as Appia, but modern authorities question this. However it is certainly a very old variety.
Throughout its history this variety has been used for decoration and adornment. It was popularly used by ladies to mask unpleasant odours.