A very large, somewhat scab-resistant apple that produces heavy crops each year. A superior cooking and pie apple with a rich combination of sweet and tart flavors.
In Europe, it is prized because it stores all winter, and flavor improves in storage. It originated in Boskoop, Holland, in 1856 and is still a popular commercial variety in Europe.
It is a russetted apple over a red base color. It ripens in late October. On EMLA 26 dwarf rootstock.