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Yellow Transparent Apple tree

Owner: John

Location:  Allendale, MI, United States

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:Unknown
Soil:Sandy loam 
Climate at this location:Humid continental
Pruning:Winter pruning
Tree form:Standard
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Deer, plum curculio, obliquebanded leafroller, apple maggot

Owner's comments

Planted potted Yellow Transparent tree from a local nursery in fall 2010 (bought for $5 at their end-of-the season clearance). Bloomed heavily in spring of 2011, and set fruit very well. Thinned to one per cluster, and still got quite a few. The tree grew very well, has an upright habit, and produced a nice early season apple (that kept a lot longer than anticipated; well over two months in the fridge). Early heat wave in 2012 led to an early bloom. Hard freeze killed all flowers. Very hot and dry year, very poor growth.

Season records for this tree

  • 2012

    Spring blossom: 27 March
    Light bloom, no fruit set due to killing freeze
  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 30 April
    Harvest: 3rd week August
    Bloomed and fruited heavily
  • 2010

    Planted 10/31
  • 2009

    Unknown

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