Red Boskoop Apple
Malus domestica 'Red Belle de Boskoop'
This heirloom keeper apple originated in Boskoop, Holland, in 1856, and is still prized in Europe where it is a popular commercial variety. Trees produce heavy crops of very large apples that are superior for cooking and baking into pies, with a rich balance of sweet and tart flavors. Red Boskoop is rated among the highest in phytonutrients, making it healthful and delicious!
The apples, which are russetted over a red base, ripen in mid-late fall and store well all winter long, with flavors improving as they age in storage. Trees have some resistance to scab.
USDA Zone: 4-9
Grow Height: 5' (Mini Dwarf), 11' (Dwarf), 25' (Standard)
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: October
Pollination: Needs a Pollinizer
Mini-Dwarf Rootstock: EMLA 27
Dwarf Rootstock: EMLA 26
Espalier Rootstock: EMLA 26 Dwarf
Standard Rootstock: Antanovka
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