Belle de Boskoop
|'Belle de Boskoop'|
|Hybrid parentage||Chance seedling|
|Cultivar||'Belle de Boskoop'|
|Origin||Boskoop, Netherlands, 1856|
There are many variants: Boskoop red, yellow or green. This rustic apple is firm, tart and fragrant. Greenish-gray tinged with red, the apple stands up well to cooking. The Belle de Boskoop contains more than twice the vitamin C of Golden Delicious.
This apple tree responds well to plenty of water and is very strong but cannot stand frost (fruits tend to burst) or dry soil.
The cultivar is compatible with most rootstocks, but its pollen quality is poor because it is a triploid. Varieties that can provide compatible pollen for Belle de Boskoop are James Grieve, Melba and Reine des Reinettes.
The apple stores well after harvest.
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