The reason for Yellow Transparent’s name is evident when sunlight strikes a ripe apple on the tree, seeming to illuminate the fruit as it passes through. It is a medium, round apple, mostly yellow in color. Moderately crisp and juicy, Yellow Transparent has white flesh and a light, sweet flavor with just a hint of tartness. It is ripe by August, and should be used soon after it is harvested, as it does not store well.
Discovered: Unknown, pre-1870
Harvest: Early Season
Yellow Transparent is of undetermined age but has Russian roots. It was brought to America by Dr. T. H. Hoskins, of Newport, Vermont, in 1870.