Belle De Boskoop
Holland 1856


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Belle De Boskoop originated from seed in 1856 in the nursery of the Ottlander family in Boskoop, Holland. Large greenish-yellow fruit with rough skin and dark red blush on exposed fruits. Crisp, tangy, highly aromatic flesh that sweetens in storage. Outstanding, all-purpose, tart apple. Long sought after by chefs and cider makers for its sharp flavor allowing it to hold up in the oven and bottle. Heavybearing. Consider Grimes Golden, Liberty and/or White Pearmain for pollination.

 


CCOF Certified Organic:  Our apple trees (exception noted) and few other select fruit trees and berries grown by Trees of Antiquity are USDA Organic, certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Our growing methods restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony by avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and genetic modification (GMO).


Growing Considerations for Belle De Boskoop
Holland 1856

USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Heirloom: Yes

Bloom Period: Midseason

Harvest Period: Late

Storage: 3-6 months

Uses: Cider, Cooking / Sauces, Desserts / Pies, Fresh Eating

Disease Resistance: Good

Origin Date: 1800`s

Pollination Requirement: None/Sterile best plant with self-fertile apple

Years to Bear: 2-4 years

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)

Rootstock: MM 111 (Semi-dwarf)

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.


Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 3/4 inch caliper*;  Trees range from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs).

 

*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.


Shipping Note:  Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.


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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.