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Perrine Yellow Transparent apple

Perrine Yellow Transparent is bud-sport (natural mutation) of WhiteTransparent.  It has double the number of chromomes (4 instead of 2) found in most apples, and as a result tends to become a fairly large vigorous tree.

The apples are very large, ripen very early (late July), and have a basic acidic flavor which becomes sweeter when fully ripe.  They are mainly used for cooking, and the flesh quickly cooks down to a creamy sauce - for cooking purposes it is best to pick the apples when still green.

Like White Transparent, the tree is winter-hardy - down to zone 3.  The tree is fairly disease-resistant, but susceptible to fireblight (although perhaps not quite to the extent that White Transparent is).

USDA identification images for Perrine Yellow Transparent

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.


    This variety is a sport (natural genetic mutation) of: Yellow Transparent

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    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2015 season

    • 1st May  2015  - tree owned by George in Fredericktown, United States
    • 15th April  2015  - tree owned by Perrine in Salt Lake City, United States

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    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Parentage: White Transparent
    • Originates from: Centralia, Illinois, United States
    • Introduced: 1930
    • Developed by: D.B. Perrine
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1954-054


    • Country of origin: United States
    • Fruit colour: Green


    • Picking season: Early
    • Keeping (of fruit): 1 week
    • Flavour quality: Good
    • Flavour style (apples): Sharper
    • Cooking result: Puree
    • Cropping: Good
    • Food uses: Culinary


    • Gardening skill: Average
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Ploidy: Tetraploid
    • Vigour: Slightly large
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile

    Other qualities

    • Disease resistance: Average

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