Early harvest apple with many names

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Oh my ,I’ve just spent some time writing this post about apple from my garden as I’ve done something wrong with my comp and everything has vanished! But as this apple is in my garden for the last 30 years,I owe him at least a short post.So perhaps it would be a good idea to ask my readers how do they name this sort of apple-in my country it is called beličnik (the white one), in Germany they have many names for it:Klarapfel , Klara-Apfel , Kornapfel, Weizenapfel, Ährenapfel , Johannisapfel, Jakobiapfel, Augustapfel ,Sommerscheibe. But I’ve found just one english name-Yellow Transparent Apple.Are there any more names?I promise a reward in form of a good recipe for apple pie !

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6 thoughts on “Early harvest apple with many names

  1. We had a lovely transparent apple tree in my childhood back garden. It was fun to climb and I have no idea how many apples and apple pies we all ate. Thanks for bringing back a crisp and tart memory!

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      1. As a child it was my Mom’s apple pie and the neighbor’s apple strudel. Now I prefer apple blueberry crisp because we have an apple tree and blueberry bushes. I like crisp because it is easier than making pie crust and healthier. But I do make pies for a treat!

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  2. It’s also called a White Transparent, but the Yellow won out. A variant, the Lodi, replaced it commercially in the 1960s, as it kept a bit longer, but the Transparent is the better one. It is remarkably resilient to powdery mildew. It gets it, but seems to be most fruitful when infected. The symbiosis makes a good balance.

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    1. Thank you for this lesson-looks like Yellow Transparent is popular in your country,too.thou I do not know where the name transparent came from-perhaps comparing to the other sorts this apple has so pale flesh?
      The fact about symbiosis is a new one for me, but fascinating-quite similar as symbiosis between some mushrooms and forest trees.
      Anyway you won the recipe-need just some time to post it;)

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      1. Wow! A recipe! If you post one, I’ll find one here, too. Perhaps transparent because when very ripe their skins are transparent? I’m going to guess at that. Of course, that was the age that named apples properly: American Mother, Victuals and Drink, Seek No Further, Northern Spy, Lady … oh my. Here’s my apple variety poem … http://www.library.utoronto.ca/canpoetry/rhenisch/poem6.htm

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