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.
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.