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Yellow Transparent Apple Tree

(56 customer reviews)


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Pollinator required to bear fruit

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Pollinator required to bear fruit

A delicious, early-season apple for gardeners up North! 

The Yellow Transparent Apple tree is an antique variety that originated from Russia in 1870. It’s named after the pale-yellow skin of the fruit that matched the flesh. These early-ripening apples are crisp, light and sweet.  

As an heirloom, this apple tree is easy to grow. It is cold-hardy for all our gardeners up north and has shown disease resistance to scab. Enjoy these delightful yellow apples when they ripen in July through August.  


Bloom ColorWhite
Fruit ColorYellow
Fruit SizeMedium – Large
Ripens/HarvestJuly to August
Soil CompositionLoamy
Soil pH Level6-7
Soil MoistureWell Drained
Bloom TimeEarly
Years to Bear2-5
Shade LevelFull Sun
Hardiness Zone Range3-8

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

Semi-Dwarf  3.5 – 4.5 m tall x 3.5 – 4.5 m wide (12 – 15′ tall x 12 – 15′ wide)

Recommended Spacing

Semi-Dwarf 3.5 – 4.5 m (12 – 15′)

Ship Height

Semi-dwarf, Bare-root Ships 0.9 – 1.2 m tall (3-4′ tall) with a 9.5 mm (3/8″) trunk.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant a different variety within 15 meters (50 feet) for best pollination.

Recommended Pollinators: Empire, Wolf River, Buckeye Gala, Honeycrisp, Cortland, Liberty, Royal Empire, SnowSweet

How do I find my Hardiness Zone?

Canada’s Plant Hardiness Zones will tell you which plants will do well in your particular climate. Each zone is determined by the lowest average winter temperature recorded in a given area. Hardiness Zone information is included on all tree and plant product pages, so you know instantly whether a certain plant is likely to succeed where you live. Natural Resources Canada provides helpful options to find your zone:

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56 reviews for Yellow Transparent Apple Tree

  1. Laurie Nahrwold

    My trees are thriving and look beautiful. I couldn’t be more happy with your product.

  2. Sonja Head

    My Transparent apple hasn’t leafed out yet, I am confident it will. I am looking forward to those apples. I love them.

  3. Barbara Hodges

    My yellow Transparent tree is growing and has put out a lot of leaves this spring I think it will do well this year. These apples are so good in early summer. My parents had this tree and we enjoyed fried apples at breakfast which were really yummy!

  4. Mary Ann Mcdonald

    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.

  5. Debbie Byers

    its an all round great apple cook ,or eat and bake apple pies.

  6. Nancy Warner

    After planting the trees and using the fertilizer They all died. I don’t know if these are warranted If so I would really like to have replacement trees.

  7. Jim Wiehe

    Planted it it April 2015 and its got apples growing May 2016. Sofar so good

  8. Elaine Allman

    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.

  9. Kathy Aubrey

    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.

  10. Diane Johnson

    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.

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