Yellow Transparent
Wednesday June 26th 2013, 11:03 pm
Filed under: Family,My Garden

A few Parker pictures from our trip–he let go of the ground and took his daddy and Grampa by surprise and had fun with it, if only for a little while; they wanted to be careful with little boy shoulders. There is nothing like the exuberance of a happy two-year-old! (Don’t miss the captions.)

Meantime, Marian and Sherry were clearly right, with every picture and description I could find being dead-on, and so now I finally know the name of my tree. Yellow Transparent. Thank you!

Sherry told me go pick them, pick them all right now.¬† Turns out they’re supposed to be ripe the first of July and they store better if you pick in the middle of June. I had no idea. And so at dusk I went out there and opened those clamshells; the biggest apple came right off the tree at the slightest touch and the others came inside¬† as well, along with a bunch of plums.

So. I have two apple trees that bloom together but ripen far apart. That’s actually pretty useful. And I imagine if I want pectin in my plum jam I can just chop a Yellow Transparent into the batch, as natural and homegrown as you could ask for. Cool!


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One, two, three! WHEE! That’s the only way Ron and I could get Leo to join us the last time we took him for a walk. The boys will be bringing their parents for a visit in two weeks. I can’t wait!

Comment by Jody 06.27.13 @ 4:52 am

Very Coool! And I love song swung blue…love it!!! Our Peanut loves to do the same, and she has taken all of the grownups by surprise more than once…so beautiful to see them grow!

Comment by Pam 06.27.13 @ 6:33 am

oh so cool — love those captions

and I’m glad you figured out your apple issue!!

Comment by bev 06.27.13 @ 8:25 am

An animal Kingdom, delicious fruit, and a gravity defying grandson! What more could you ask?

Comment by Donald Meyer 06.27.13 @ 9:41 am

My sister in law has a yellow transparent apple tree, and one year when we were visiting at the right time of year she told us to pick some. The girls got totally carried away and we wound up canning gallons of apple sauce.

Comment by LauraN 06.27.13 @ 4:22 pm

I used to worry about my shoulders when the kids would suddenly lift their legs up for a swing!

Comment by twinsetellen 06.27.13 @ 8:40 pm

Cute pics with fun captions. My plums are either picked or in the over-ripe stage…lots left up top for the birds. I sure wish they didn’t just pick at them and let the rest go plop on the ground!

Comment by Ruth 06.29.13 @ 10:59 am

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