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Belle de Boskoop

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Triploid. Thought to be a bud sport of Reinette de Montfort. Found by K.J.W. Ottolander, Boskoop, The Netherlands in 1856. Received an Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1897. Fruits have firm, coarse textured flesh with a pleasant, aromatic flavour. Also cooks well.

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Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Mother to:
Alfa 68
Red Belle de Boskoop
Wilhelm Ley

Accession No.
1973 - 169


Accession name
Belle de Boskoop (LA 67A)
Flowering time  ›››
2nd May10% flowering
8th MayFull (80%) flowering
15th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
large 1
Broad globose conical 1
61.00 mm 1
73.89 mm 1
weak-medium 1
very weak 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
low 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
medium-high 1
crisp 1
juicy 1
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 1

1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register