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Wilhelm Ley

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A more highly coloured sport of Belle de Boskoop. Originated in Wilhelm Ley, Germany. Fruits have firm, coarse-textured flesh with a pleasant aromatic flavour. Cooks well.

Material in the National Fruit Collection not currently available.
Sport of Belle de Boskoop

Accession No.
1981 - 095


Accession name
Wilhelm Ley
Flowering time  ›››
25th April10% flowering
28th AprilFull (80%) flowering
9th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
large 1
Broad globose conical 1
weak-medium 1
very weak 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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