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Red Boskoop Apple

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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

Mature 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

Read our Apple Growing Guide

Size: Mini-Dwarf (2'-3')


Ask a Question
  • I see this type will not pollinate a honeycrisp. Does this mean it will also not pollinate a Cosmic Crisp?

    Red Boskoop is a triploid and will not pollinate anything. Triploid apples produce an incompatible pollen. Please check out our Apple Growing guide for a full explination of triploid apples.

  • Will a red boskoop on standard pollinate a honeycrisp on standard

    No. Boskoop is a polyploid and will not provide usable pollen to the Honeycrisp. The Honeycrisp however will pollinate the Boskoop just fine. You will need a 3rd, non-polyploid, variety of apple to ensure full pollination requirements are met. Check out our Apple Growing Guide for a full breakdown of apple pollination.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Brigitte S.

Absolutely beautiful.
Blooming a week after it got here

sharon s.
red boskoop

I have eaten a nonred boskoop and they are delicious, crisp and tangy and very memorable. I am excited to find a belle de boskoop apple on standard rootstock and find the redness intriguing.