Belle de Boskoop

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'Belle de Boskoop'
Hybrid parentageChance seedling
Cultivar‘Belle de Boskoop’ or 'Schone van Boskoop'
OriginBoskoop, Netherlands, 1856

Belle de Boskoop (also called Goudrenet, Goudreinet or Goudreinnette) is an apple cultivar which originated in Boskoop, Netherlands, where it began as a chance seedling in 1856. Variants include Boskoop red, yellow and green. This rustic apple is firm, tart and fragrant. Greenish-gray tinged with red, the apple stands up well to cooking. Generally Boskoop varieties are very high in acid content and they can contain over four times the vitamin C of Granny Smith or Golden Delicious.[1]

The apple grows well in Normandy, France.[2]


The cultivar is compatible with most rootstocks, but its pollen quality is poor because it is a triploid. Cultivars that can provide compatible pollen for 'Belle de Boskoop' include Discovery, James Grieve, Melba and Reine des Reinettes. The apple stores well after harvest.


  1. ^ Violeta Nour; Ion Trandafir & Mira Elena Ionica (2010), "Compositional characteristics of fruits of several apple (Malus domestica Borkh.) cultivars", Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 38 (3): 228–233
  2. ^ "Pomme de Normandie". Patrimoine Normand. Retrieved 28 September 2015.

External links[edit]

  • "Belle de Boskoop", National Fruit Collection, University of Reading and Brogdale Collections, retrieved 17 October 2015