Belle De Boskoop apple tree originated from seed in 1856 in the nursery of the Ottlander family in Boskoop, Holland. The Belle de Boskoop apple is a large greenish-yellow fruit with rough skin and dark red blush on exposed fruits. Crisp, tangy, highly aromatic flesh that sweetens in storage or left hanging late on tree. The Belle de Boskoop apple tree produces an outstanding, all-purpose, tart apple with a high acid content. Long sought after by chefs and cider makers for its sharp flavor allowing it to hold up in the oven and bottle.Heavy bearing. Consider Grimes Golden, Liberty and/or White Pearmain for pollination. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Belle de Boskoop apple trees for sale.
Uses: Fresh eating, cider, cooking, sauce and pies
Harvest Period: Late
Bloom Period: Midseason
Pollination Requirement: None/Sterile best plant with Self-Fertile apple
Origin Date: Holland 1856
Disease resistance: Good
Storage: 3 to 6 months
Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Size supplied when shipped:Our trees range in height 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). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch;
*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.
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more..
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.