Belle de Boskoop
|'Belle de Boskoop'|
|Hybrid parentage||Chance seedling|
|Cultivar||‘Belle de Boskoop’ or 'Schone van Boskoop'|
|Origin||Boskoop, 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 can contain more than four times the vitamin C of Granny Smith or Golden Delicious.
The apple grows well in Normandy, France.
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.
- 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
- "Pomme de Normandie". Patrimoine Normand. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
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- "Belle de Boskoop", National Fruit Collection, University of Reading and Brogdale Collections, retrieved 17 October 2015