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White Transparent

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.  Pollination partners

White Transparent apple trees for sale

1-year maiden trees

These are the most versatile choice for home orchards, community fruit tree projects, and for training on in any form you require.

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Orders placed now will be delivered in the winter planting season.

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.

Characteristics of White Transparent apple trees

UseDual Cul & Des
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeLate Jul/Early Aug
Season of useJul-Aug
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Disease resistanceCanker - Susceptible
Scab - Resistant
Mildew - Resistant
Pollination date6
Pollination groupB
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners