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Belle de Boskoop apple trees

Malus domestica
Belle de Boskoop has received the RHS Award of Garden MeritBelle de Boskoop is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3

Belle de Boskoop is a well-regarded 19th century apple, from the town of Boskoop in the Netherlands, and still grown commercially on a small scale in Europe.

It is a classic long-storing dual-purpose apple, versatile in the kitchen, and good for eating fresh if you like a sharper apple.

The relatively large apples are variable in colour, usually green with orange or red flushes and some russeting. The pink and white spring blossom is pretty.

Bio / Organic  fruit trees

Belle de Boskoop organic apple trees for sale

  • Maidentree on MM111 rootstock22.25€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Bare-root
Delivery countries
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
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Growing and Training

Belle de Boskoop is a vigorous-growing tree, with good disease-resistance, and producing large apples - typical of a triploid variety. It is therefore very easy to grow, but whilst it is readily pollinated by most other mid-bloom apple varieties, it will not cross-pollinate with them.

The only real disadvantage of Belle de Boskoop is that it can be slow to come into bearing, particularly on the more vigorous rootstocks. However once it starts, cropping is generally good and regular, and it has the potential to be a long-lived tree.


Belle de Boskoop characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Season of use3 months or more
  • Food usesEating freshCulinaryDual purpose
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)Zone 4 (-34C)
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)Hot (>30C / 86F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Country of originNetherlands
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Flesh colourCream
  • Fruit colourGreen / RedOrange / RedRusset