This variety, of European origin, is basically a form of the well known Blenheim Orange and quite similar in it’s qualities.
Belle de Boskoop – Season:
A mid season apple for enjoyment early October through November.
Belle de Boskoop – appearance:
Large and solid, partly to almost entirely covered in a dull crimson flush over green-yellow.
Belle de Boskoop apple trees – flavour:
Deep cream yielding flesh with a slightly ‘nutty’ and savoury flavour.
Mostly used for dessert but can also be cooked with.
Cropping & Growth
A vigorous tree little troubled by disease and heavy cropping.
Belle de Boskoop - Pollination: Pollination group is ‘B’ so choose any varieties in that group to partner.
Tree sizes for Belle de Boskoop:
M27 is a miniature stock, ideal for very small gardens, pots on the patio etc. Grows to around 180cm’s. Good hearty soil is preferred.
M9 is classed as dwarfing and a good intermiate stock. Matures to 200cm’s plus with a similar spread. M9 is heavy cropping and promotes larger fruits, but needs permanent staking and good soil.
M26 stock Is classed as semi-dwarfing. Does well on poorer soil. Reaches 300cm’s+ with the same spread.
MM106 is vigorous and the best choice for where a larger ‘orchard sized’ tree is required. Grows 4m+ with the same spread and suitable for most soils.