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Yellow Transparent apple



Yellow Transparent is a large early-season culinary apple, originating from Russia and quite widespread in Europe and North America.  The tree is very winter-hardy.

In Europe this variety is usually known as White Transparent, and in some areas is called the Glass apple (on account of its slightly translucent skin).

Last updated 19 Jan 2014.

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Current rating: 5.0 out of 5. Total votes cast: 3
 

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13 Jul 2013 
I just picked my first Yellow Transparent of the season today, July 13, 2013. It's pretty bitter. I should have left it on the tree a few more days, apparently. I'll make apple crisp with it and its siblings, when I pick them.


26 Aug 2012 
The best sauce apple I've ever tried. Good with peeling on, better with it off. at the season when it is available there is no other apple available, so it is prized as an eating apple as well, and remarkable when fully ripe for having almost transparent flesh. I know this apple only in Nova Scotia, and it certainly doesn't ship or store well. Watch it like a hawk as it ripens or the crows will consume your share as well as their own. Deer and voles love it too


29 Jan 2012 
These are my favorite apples. I have a small tree in my yard that produces a large amount of apples. They get soft when they are ripe, but still have a great flavor. If you eat them while they are still green & firm they taste similar to a granny smith apple. Great apple for eating, apple sauce & pies.


20 Nov 2011 
In the late 1940's through the 1950's this variety was grown along with about a dozen others by our neighbor in Indiana. Since it was the first variety to come on about June-July my brother and I anticipated its arrival. We often ate it way before it was ripe even when the size of a dime. We also preferred to eat it before it turned yellow and softer. Our mother baked pies with it when mature but still green and made apple sauce with it when full yellow. Big green ones were good to throw at each other.


03 Sep 2011 
I just made apple butter from this variety and it is splendid. Family loves it. I wouldn't select this for eating as it is a bit soft. Didn't travel well, which is probably why you never see it for sale. We found them at various orchards in Bayfield WI at the end of August - just beginning to come in.



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Well-known early summer apple, good for drying, freezing, sauce, juice and wine. Transparent pale yellow skin. Crisp, light-textured, juicy flesh. Very sweet flavor. Not good storer.

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: Russia
  • Introduced: Before 1870
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1990
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession number: 2000-096

Identification

  • Fruit colour: Green
  • Flesh colour: White
  • Fruit size: Medium

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Cooking result: Puree
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sharper
  • Harvest period: Early season
  • Harvest period: Very early season
  • Use / keeping: 1 week

Growing

  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Early-Mid season
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Slightly large
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Precocity: Precocious
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • General disease resistance: Average
  • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849

Disease resistance

  • Scab  - Some resistance
  • Cedar apple rust  - Some resistance
  • Canker  - Some susceptibility
  • Mildew  - Some susceptibility
  • Fireblight  - Very susceptible

Relationships to other varieties

Offspring of this variety:

Sports (natural genetic mutations) of this variety:

References and further reading about this variety

  • Cedar-Apple Rust  
    Author: Stephen Vann, University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture (FSA7538)
    Rated as resistant - control only needed under high disease pressure.

Yellow Transparent identification photos from official fruit collections

UK National Fruit Collection

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UK National Fruit Collection

Yellow Transparent identification photos from website visitors



Fruit tree register

Do you have a tree of this variety in your garden or orchard? If so please register the details here and contribute to our international register of fruit trees.

The following Yellow Transparent trees have been registered - click the name to view more details of each tree.

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United States

Belgium

Ireland

Canada

Poland



Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2014 season

  • 11th May  2014  - tree owned by DC in PONCHA SPRINGS, United States
  • May  2014  - tree owned by Don in Twisp, United States
  • May  2014  - tree owned by Steven in SKANDIA, United States

2013 season

  • 15th April  2013  - tree owned by Cody in ROCHESTER, United States
  • April  2013  - tree owned by Diane in MEADVILLE, United States

2012 season

  • 11th May  2012  - tree owned by Will in POWELL RIVER, Canada
  • 15th April  2012  - tree owned by DC in PONCHA SPRINGS, United States
  • April  2012  - tree owned by Johan in GENT, Belgium
  • 27th March  2012  - tree owned by John in Allendale, United States

2011 season

  • 30th April  2011  - tree owned by John in Allendale, United States

Record your blossom dates in our Fruit Tree Register - more >>.

Latest harvest records for this variety

2014 season

  • 3rd week August  2014  - tree owned by Steven in SKANDIA, United States
  • 2nd week August  2014  - tree owned by Kathy in WHITE HEATH, United States
  • 2nd week August  2014  - tree owned by Kathy in WHITE HEATH, United States
  • 2nd week August  2014  - tree owned by Kathy in WHITE HEATH, United States

2013 season

  • 3rd week August  2013  - tree owned by Paul in BRUNSWICK, United States
  • 3rd week July  2013  - tree owned by Cody in ROCHESTER, United States

2012 season

  • 4th week August  2012  - tree owned by Johan in GENT, Belgium
  • 3rd week July  2012  - tree owned by DC in PONCHA SPRINGS, United States
  • 2nd week July  2012  - tree owned by Laura in OTTAWA, Canada

2011 season

  • 3rd week August  2011  - tree owned by John in Allendale, United States
  • 4th week July  2011  - tree owned by Laura in OTTAWA, Canada

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