Apple - Belle de Boskoop

Belle de Boskoop Apple

Malus domestica
An old dual purpose apple very popular in continental Europe.

Origin: Netherlands 1856

Pollination:  Belle de Boskoop is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Belle de Boskoop Apple Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden

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.

Main characteristics of Belle de Boskoop

Use Dual Cul & Des
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Early Oct
Season of use  Oct-Apr

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Canker: Resistant
Scab: Very resistant
Suitable for Wet Regions
Special features Attractive Blossom
Good for Cider
Cooked Keeps Shape

Pollination date  8
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile Triploid
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Progeny  Karmijn de Sonnaville (?)
Other names  Boskoop