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Yellow Transparent Apple

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Description

Enjoy apples as early as July! Named for the pale-yellow skin of the fruit that matches the flesh. Crisp, light and sweet – makes the ultimate home-cooked applesauce. Antique variety, originates from Russia, circa 1870. Cold-hardy. Ripens in July or August. Best pollinators: Starkspur® UltraMac™ or Stark® BraeStar™.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest July To August
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Very Sweet And Juicy
Texture Crisp Flesh
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 3 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following within 50' for optimum pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

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Makes the best applesauce! (Only because that is what my parents used to make it when I was a kid!)
Carrie S on Aug 24, 2017
They are a great Pie and Applesauce apple.
Joan D on Apr 14, 2017
Makes the best applesauce! (Only because that is what my parents used to make it when I was a kid!)
Carrie S on Aug 24, 2017
I remember this apple growing at my grandparents' house in Fairfield, Connecticut. It ripened in late July. My mother often made surprisingly good applesauce and pies from it, despite the fact that the apples ripened, fell, and rotted over the course of just a couple of weeks.
John G on Apr 25, 2017
They are a great Pie and Applesauce apple.
Joan D on Apr 14, 2017
Good apple sauce apple . My wife grew up on apple sauce from this variety of tree. We want to try to duplicate it
charles s on Apr 13, 2017
my father has an old tree of this variety that needs replaced
tim j on Apr 2, 2017
We had this tree at our old home. We loved the apples for apple sauce and it makes the very best apple pie.
Margaret M on Mar 27, 2017
Best applesauce you ever tasted
Deanna R on Mar 12, 2017
Had this variety when I was growing up. A fantastic apple for sauce, pies, or fresh eating...very early ripening.
John R on Mar 4, 2017
My grandfather bought it for my grandmother in 1912 and it has been the best eating and cooking apple of the entire orchard. While it doesn't keep as long as I'd like, it's white crisp flesh is a delight to eat.
Lois J on Feb 7, 2017
These were my favorite apples when I was growing up. The applesauce they make is unbelievable! Best apples ever!!!
Mary B on Jan 31, 2017
Best pie apple ever
Marianne F on Jan 21, 2017
Preferred a tart Apple for applesauce
RANDY S on Jan 7, 2017
I grew up eating these while visiting grandma & grandpa up on the farm. I loved their tart taste and the yummy applesauce they made. They don't last long so you need to eat or use right away. It will be a few years before I see apples so I hope they are as yummy as I remember.
Pamela B on Sep 5, 2016
My ex in laws had one and I love the tartness of the Apple for baking..
James A G on May 27, 2016
My bride has been wanting one of these forever and a day! Hard to find around here at any of the nurseries!
John M on May 10, 2016
Have moved to a new house. Love this apple for applesauce and pies.
Janelle G on May 2, 2016
Good soft cooked apples
mike r on Apr 27, 2016
it is a gift for a friend and that is the one she has been looking for , I believe her Dad had one in their yard .
Patricia K O on Apr 16, 2016
Grandfather had one tree on his homestead. They are a mealy apple that is tart with just a hint of sweet. They bruise very easily, and crack very easily, and they don't keep but just a few days after harvest. They are, in my opinion, not very good for eating out of hand. However, their real value comes from the OUTSTANDING apple butter that can be made from them. They also make a deliciously sweet tart fried apple if you don't mind them a little on the mushy side.
Jona D on Apr 12, 2016
Early ripening cold hardy apple
Aaron B on Apr 10, 2016
Makes the absolute best applesauce for freezing
Rhonda B on Apr 7, 2016
Had these trees as a child 55 years ago. Best apples ever
Daniel P on Apr 6, 2016
My parents had one on their farm
My mother used this apple for every thing
Robert S on Mar 26, 2016
Makes the absolute best applesauce, and old fashioned fried apples! Have been hunting for this old tree for years! This is why I shopped stark.
Lesa R on Mar 16, 2016
My grandmother has 2 of these trees in her yard and I grew up eating these in applebutter, applesauce, pies, and jellies. I know first hand that they freeze well, cook well, and have a great taste. I knew that as soon as I had the property I wanted one of these trees! Finding someone who still sold them was difficult, though--I'm very pleased with Stark brother's selection and price!
Bridget M on Feb 27, 2016
I remember this apple growing at my grandparents' house in Fairfield, Connecticut. It ripened in late July. My mother often made surprisingly good applesauce and pies from it, despite the fact that the apples ripened, fell, and rotted over the course of just a couple of weeks.
John G on Apr 25, 2017
Good apple sauce apple . My wife grew up on apple sauce from this variety of tree. We want to try to duplicate it
charles s on Apr 13, 2017
Hi. I live in Wisconsin and have a transparent tree that is about 5 years old. It's the end of September and I just picked the apples from it because some of them were starting to fall. The skins are a bit more greenish. Wondering if I picked them too early and if they will still ripen?
Tammy M on Sep 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: from the old-timers who are acquainted with this older variety, the apple is ready for use when the seeds are brown. so take an apple off the tree and cut into same and you'll have the answer.
our area of Oregon is 4000 feet in elevation and with the cool nights, the transparent apples tend to be mature in (late) August and that's when we make the sauce from this apple, and its companion, the Lodi.
I have a 3 year old yellow transparent that needs to be moved. When us the best time and how?
Vicki C on May 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The best time is when the tree is dormant in the late fall. Dig the new planting hole first, so that it's ready for the tree. When it's time to dig up the apple tree, keep as much of the root system intact as possible, especially the fine feeder roots. This will help reduce transplant shock for your tree.
yellow transparent pollination, can another of the same tree work?
Margaret D on Jan 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: One apple variety cannot pollinate itself. You need to have a different variety with a similar bloom time to pollinate the tree. We recommend these two: //www.starkbros.com/products/fruit-trees/apple-trees/starkspur-ultramac-apple or://www.starkbros.com/products/fruit-trees/apple-trees/stark-braestar-apple
is yellow transparent mixed with any other apples ?
Elmer H on Nov 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It's virtually impossible to answer the question. Its origin is somewhere between 1800 and 1849, in Russia. The tree we offer is true to the original parentage because it's grafted and is not across-pollinated seedling. I hope that answers your question.

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Yellow transparent apple tree
This is the first year for the tree, blooming nicely and appears to be very healthy. It isn't time in our part of the country but a very old yellow transparent tree we have had for many years always bears proflic quanties.
May 11, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
best applesauce in the world
Tart and smooth, cooks with little water because the skin causes the sauce to thicken. Eat with warm biscuits for a treat you will never forget.
May 22, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Apple tree success
My trees are thriving and look beautiful. I couldn't be more happy with your product.
May 4, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Deer like this one the best!
At first the deer insured that any branch leaders were thoroughly pruned. After that they had no choice but to try the Macintosh. If you buy these be sure to have a tall fence screen around each tree! I hope to see apples in a few more years.
May 23, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Yellow Transparent Apple
My Transparent apple hasn't leafed out yet, I am confident it will. I am looking forward to those apples. I love them.
May 7, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Yellow stransparent
Tough little tree to find, and ours is now in its second year. It came professionally packaged and very healthy. Our tree is doing very well, growing great.
May 15, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Yellow Transparent apple tre
Purchased the tree last year, planted it according to instructions provided. This spring despite the late frost, our tree is thriving. We are excited to see it grow. Now, if we could just figure out how to keep the deer away.
May 20, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
We'll see what they grow up to b
I guess they are doing what they are supposed to. We had a few blossoms on one of the two trees this year. Looks like we will have an apple this year. I hope it's not too big so it doesn't pull the tree over. It looks like they will develop branches this year. I'll have to see about pruning it in the fall.
I'm waiting for them to develop some sort of shape so I know what to prune.
May 30, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Yellow Transparent Apple
My Yellow Transparent Apple is in its second summer on my property, and is healthy and happy, growing well. It was a fairly small tree, but in excellent condition, when it arrived, so it hasn't yet bloomed, but that is to be expected. My experience with Stark was excellent, and I would recommend both the company and this product.
May 22, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Yellow Transparent Apple
its an all round great apple cook ,or eat and bake apple pies.
May 15, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
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