White Transparent

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Malus domestica 'White Transparent'
Hybrid parentage Unknown
Cultivar White Transparent
Origin Latvia Latvia, 1850

Malus domestica White Transparent (also known as Yellow Transparent in the USA) is a cultivar of apple which is usually used for cooking due to its sharp taste.

Local names[edit]

History[edit]

White Transparent is a chance seedling which was found in the Wagner nursery in Riga around 1850. [1] The cultivar was widely grown during the 19th century in Europe. It was introduced to France in 1952. It was introduced to North America in 1870 where it was grown commercially as an early dual purpose variety and picked up the name 'Yellow Transparent'. The specimen is still widely grown in Poland, Russia and Sweden. Baltic Sea apple. The cultivar was significant because it was an early--spring in the North and Eastern Europe. The cultivar produces fruit very early. Because of its harsh flavour and hard texture, the apples were often baked in ashes.

Tree[edit]

The tree is very hardy and the fruit has a good resistance to scabs, but is at risk of developing canker caused by the Nectria fungi and fireblight. The tree is known to be a good and regular cropper of a medium sized fruit, which has a very pale green skin which is almost luminescent in colour and has a white flesh, that is very juicy and has a sharp, refreshing taste.[2]

Cooking[edit]

The fruit is good for cooking into a cream colored puree.

See also[edit]

  • Papirovka, an Eastern European apple cultivar that some sources consider to be the same as the White Transparent

References[edit]

  1. ^ "White Transparent". Retrieved 2012-08-18. 
  2. ^ Keepers Nursery (2011) "Apple - Malus domestica White Transparent", http://www.keepers-nursery.co.uk/product.aspx?id=WHITRA&v=3