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Red Belle de Boskoop

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Triploid. A more highly coloured sport of Belle de Boskoop. Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1950 from Denmark. Fruits have firm, coarse-textured flesh with a pleasant aromatic flavour. Cooks well.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Sport of Belle de Boskoop

Accession No.
1974 - 500


Accession name
Red Belle de Boskoop
Flowering time  ›››
2nd May10% flowering
8th MayFull (80%) flowering
15th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
large 1
Broad globose conical 1
weak-medium 1
very weak 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Pattern
solid flush 1
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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