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Yellow Transparent Apple Tree

(56 customer reviews)

This product is currently out of stock and unavailable.

Begins shipping mid-April.

Pollinator required to bear fruit

Begins shipping
early September

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?

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56 reviews for Yellow Transparent Apple Tree

  1. Gay Gorden

    At first the deer insured that any branch leaders were thoroughly pruned. After that they had no choice but to try the Macintosh. If you buy these be sure to have a tall fence screen around each tree! I hope to see apples in a few more years.

  2. Gerald Scheperle

    I was very sad when I wanted to order the early transparent apple from your company and found that they were out of stock for the season, however your put me on your list so that I was informed when they were once again available ( I really appreciated that) the tree came, was healthy and is growing nicely.

  3. Gary Diekelmann

    I guess they are doing what they are supposed to. We had a few blossoms on one of the two trees this year. Looks like we will have an apple this year. I hope it’s not too big so it doesn’t pull the tree over. It looks like they will develop branches this year. I’ll have to see about pruning it in the fall.I’m waiting for them to develop some sort of shape so I know what to prune.

  4. Susan Turner

    I bought two apple tree’s and they are doing great so far. I definitely will buy from Stark Bros. again! I ordered and they were here within a week or so. They even tell you how and what to get for best results!

  5. Linda Delaney

    This was the apple I most wanted. It died almost all the way down to the graft. I is trying to come back. I really hope it does!

  6. Charlotte Gradie

    It is May 3 and other apple trees are in bloom, but out transparent apple buds have not even opened. The tree does not appear to be dead, though, so we are still waiting and hoping.

  7. Doug Roberts

    My tree arrived in great shape and flourished all summer long. I planted it inside the confines of the electric fence I keep around my garden. I had a brazen deer figure out a way to breech the 5 strand 7 foot high fence. My tree paid dearly. I worried that it wouldn’t even bud this spring. Thankfully it has made a respectable recovery. I bought the tree as a gift for my wife. We eagerly await Moomaw’s fried apples. Oh how I miss her and those big country breakfasts. I’m a lucky man to have a wife that can cook with a pinch of this and a dab of that, just like Moomaw used to do. The “June Apples” will keep memories alive.

  8. Alicia Austin Johnson

    Tough little tree to find, and ours is now in its second year. It came professionally packaged and very healthy. Our tree is doing very well, growing great.

  9. Dennis Hunsinger

    My grandkids refer to it as “the twig.” After more than a year now, I have doubts that it will ever grow into a mature, fruit producing tree. When it arrived last year it was a 3 ft tall single stem bare root stick. My other trees are thriving and doing fine. This one has not taken off. I give it 2 stars because I suppose anything could still happen…but unlikely.

  10. John Carper

    I purchased I t and am not satisfied at all. Top of it is dying with only a few leave on the bottom. It is a poor specimen. Not sure if it will live or not. If it does live it will probably be deformed

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