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White Transparent apple trees

(Papierowka, Saint Jean, Yellow Transparent)
Malus domestica
White Transparent
White Transparent is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Very early
  • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 2

White Transparent is an old Russian apple variety, quite widely grown in Europe (and also in the USA where, confusingly, it is known as Yellow Transparent).

White Transparent has two notable qualities. It ripens very early - often as early as the third week of July. Secondly, it is exceptionally cold-hardy.

White Transparent can be eaten fresh, but the apples are generally quite soft when mature. It is primarily an apple for the kitchen, where it easily cooks down to a light and very smooth apple puree with a good flavour. For cooking it is best to pick the apples slightly green.

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White Transparent organic apple trees for sale

  • 1Maidentree on M9 rootstock23.25€
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 2Maidentree on M116 rootstock23.25€
    Medium tree (2m-3.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 3Maidentree on MM111 rootstock23.25€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Bare-root
Delivery countries
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
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Growing and Training

White Transparent has exceptional cold-hardiness. Its natural vigour seems to help it shrug off most disease problems.

It can lapse into biennial bearing - fruiting only every other year. This seems to be associated with its natural tendency to over-crop, and this is definitely a variety that repays thinning of the fruitlets as they start to swell after the blossom.

White Transparent characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • Picking seasonVery early
  • Season of use1 week
  • Food usesEating freshCulinaryTraditional cookerDual purpose
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)Zone 3 (-40C)
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Country of originRussia
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colourGreenGreen - lightGreen / Yellow