Apple - White Transparent

White Transparent Apple

Malus domestica
One of the earliest apples to ripen. Too sharp as a dessert apple for most people but good as a cooker.

Origin: Russia 1800

Pollination:  White Transparent is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

White Transparent Apple Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
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MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
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History and description of White Transparent

White Transparent apple arose in Russia or the Baltic States. Widely grown in 19th Century Europe. Introduced to North America in 1870 where it was known as Yellow Transparent and grown commercially as an early dual purpose variety. Still grown in Russia and Sweden.

Medium sized, round-conical fruit. Very pale green skin with a white bloom. Juicy, almost white flesh. Quite sharp, refreshing taste. A little too sharp as a dessert apple. A good culinary variety cooking to a cream coloured puree with good flavour needing little added sugar. The fruit bruises easily and goes soft soon after picking.

Moderately vigorous tree. Very hardy. Good resistance to scab and mildew, but susceptible to canker and fireblight. Good, regular cropper. The very pale, almost luminescent, green apples look attractive on the tree.

Main characteristics of White Transparent

Use Dual Cul & Des
Colour Green
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Late Jul/Early Aug
Season of use  Jul-Aug

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Canker: Susceptible
Scab: Resistant
Mildew: Resistant

Pollination date  6
Pollination group  B
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
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Other names  Transparente Blanche