Yellow Transparent: The earliest apple grown. Ripens two weeks before Early Harvest. Can easily be kept ten days after ripening, making it a desirable market fruit. Flesh fine grained, juicy, rich, sub-acid; comes into bearing very early, and yields immense crops. Of Russian origin, new, and very valuable. Rochester Lithographic and Printing Co., Rochester, N.Y., No. 65.
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"Fruit medium but above medium to large on young trees or if properly thinned, roundish to roundish oblate, conical; skin smooth, transparent, clear white becoming pale yellow when ripe; dots white or greenish (Beach says russet), often submerged and obscure; stem short and slender (others say medium to long) in an acute, rather deep, usually greenish russeted cavity; calyx closed; basin narrow, rather shallow, corrugated; flesh white, tender, juicy, fine-grained, acid to sprightly subacid. Ripe June—July." Calhoun, Creighton L. Old Southern Apples. Blacksburg, Va: McDonald & Woodward Pub. Co, 1995. Print.