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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 produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Belle de Boskoop tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Belle de Boskoop tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Belle de Boskoop tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Belle de Boskoop tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Belle de Boskoop tree custom-grafted on M25 rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later).

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
ColourFlushed
FlavourSharp
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeEarly Oct
Season of useOct-Apr
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
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