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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.  Pollination partners

Belle de Boskoop apple trees for sale

M25 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Very vigorous) £20.50 Sold-out

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

UseDual Cul & Des
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeEarly Oct
Season of useOct-Apr
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Disease resistanceCanker - Resistant
Scab - Very resistant
Suitable forWet Regions
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Good for Cider
Cooked Keeps Shape
Pollination date8
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile triploid
PollinatorsPollination partners
ProgenyKarmijn de Sonnaville