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Yellow Transparent Apple tree

Owner: Paul

Location:  Brunswick, MAINE, United States

Age of this tree:2019 years
Climate at this location:Mid-Coastal Maine weather
Tree form:Not sure
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated

Owner's comments

These trees have been untended and need serious work on the trees themselves and cutting back the surrounding growth but there is enough "good" tree there to warrant further investigation. Since these trees are on conservation land in a wildlife corridor, I need to check into and possibly get permission to clear out surrounding brush, prune and treat these trees. Last fall I harvested some scions and kept them in the fridge as instructed. This spring I grafted about 12 shoots onto my crab apple and red apple trees. Three (3) of them took hold, blossomed and fruited! Most of the infant apples dropped off as I thought they would. All three are still alive and growing and one even has a 1" dia apple on it! Only my second attempt at grafting. Last year I think I started too late and was unsuccessful.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Harvest: 3rd week August
    Size: 4.5m / 15.0ft high   3.5m / 11.7ft wide
    I found these old trees 2 yrs ago in an old orchard on conservation land long grown over. Did not know what they were til a friend ID'd them. I grafted some shoots onto a crab apple tree and 3 took hold. 1 has a 1" dia apple growing. Exciting. Only my 2nd attempt at grafting. 1st was a bust.
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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