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Jonathan, maybe? But Pink Lady was bred for Australian weather. At 600 feet above sea level and with long spells of wet and/or cold weather I have had success with Gala, Blenheim Orange and James Grieve.
they are old varieties so maybe not as crispy as modern ones tho not fluffy. And more flavoursome but not as good for keeping as modern ones. They are both dual purpose ( cookers and dessert) so both quite tangy to modern tastes. As far as size of tree goes the Blenheim is a much more vigorous and upright tree even on the same rootstock than the James Grieve which tends to spread sideways rather than grow vertically. J.G. is much easier to harvest but B.O. makes a good shade tree.
Topaz might just fit the bill, it's a relatively new variety from the Czech Republic.