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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).

Perrine Yellow Transparent identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
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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
  • Parentage: White Transparent
  • Originates from: Centralia, Illinois, United States
  • Introduced: 1930
  • Developed by: D.B. Perrine
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1831
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1954-054


  • Fruit colour: Green


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


  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Early-Mid season
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Ploidy: Tetraploid
  • Vigour: Slightly large
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • General disease resistance: Average

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


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

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