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Belle de Boskoop
An old dual purpose apple very popular in continental Europe.
Origin: Netherlands, 1856
Pollination: Belle de Boskoop is a self-sterile triploid and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.
History and description of Belle de Boskoop
Belle de Boskoop apple was discovered by K J W Ottolander at Boskoop, Gouda, Netherlands 1856.
Believed to have been a bud sport of Reinette de Montfort. Received RHS Award of Merit 1897. Grown
commercially in the Netherlands, Germany, France and elsewhere in Europe.
Medium to large, round-conical fruit. Orange-red flush and stripes over a yellow skin. Up to three
quarters of the skin covered by a fine ochre russet. Firm, rather dry, cream coloured flesh. Quite
sharp in taste mellowing a little in storage. High Vitamin C content. Keeps its shape to some extent
when cooked. Can also be cooked into a thick golden puree. Stores very well.
Vigorous triploid tree. Good cropper but slow to bear. Attractive blossom. Good resistance to scab
and canker. Suitable for humid locations.
Characteristics of Belle de Boskoop apple trees
Dual Cul & Des
Season of use
Canker - Resistant Scab - Very resistant
Attractive Blossom Good for Cider Cooked Keeps Shape