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Silver Creek Nursery

Belle de Boskoop Apple

Belle de Boskoop Apple

History: This apple was discovered as a chance seedling in 1856 in Boskoop, Netherlands where it has remained popular ever since. 

Why We Grow It: Here's one for those of us who love some sharpness in an apple. With its sharp taste and large, greenish-yellow fruit, this apple is still popular at farmer's markets throughout Europe for both fresh eating and cooking (keeps its shape). It has value as a sharp in hard cider blends as well.

    Fruit Specs

    Recommended Use: Fresh eating, cooking, cider

    Fruit Size: Large

    Storage: Keeps until April when stored in cool humid conditions

    Harvest: Mid October

    Cider Class (if applicable): Class: Sharp
    Sugar: Very high, SG 1.070
    Acidity: Very high, TA 12.8 g/L
    Tannins: Low
    Juice Yield: High
    Recommendations: Mix with low-acidity varieties
    *Information based on Claude Jolicoeur's The New Cidermaker's Handbook

    Growing Specs

    Canadian Hardiness Zone: 3b

    Soil Preference: Sandy loam, loam, clay loam. Prefers average to moist conditions, avoid planting anywhere that floods for more than two weeks in the spring. Generally quite adaptable to different soil conditions.

    Flowering Time: Early

    Bloom Colour: White

    Pollination Requirements: Triploid, requires two pollinators of different non-triploid apple varieties that bloom around the same time

    Sun/Shade Requirements:

    Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)

    General Growth Habits:

    Spur-bearing, vigorous and a good cropper but slow to start bearing fruit. Resistant to canker, cedar rust, and brown rot, very resistant to scab.

    Shipping vs. Pick Up

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    Shipping: Every year we ship thousands of trees across Canada (except BC due to CFIA regulations). We carefully bag roots in damp sawdust, then box them and send them out via courrier. CLICK HERE to see our shipping policy.

    Pick-up: We also have thousands of trees picked up from our nursery each year. The pick-up options is free, though you must wait until you have been emailed a confirmation that your order is ready to pick up, which will have further information such as hours, locations, etc. We really appreciate if you can make an appointment to pick up, then we can be as organized as possible during our busy season.

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