Malus domestica 'Belle de Boskoop'
Boskoop has been a well known and favorite old all purpose apple in England for years. It has large, greenish-yellow fruit with red blush. It is crisp and tangy and highly aromatic. Great for dessert, cooking and baking. It keeps well and mellows and sweetens in storage. It is late ripening in November. Boskoop is a triploid variety and needs to be pollinated with another non-triploid variety.
Belle de Boskoop was a bud sport of the variety, Reinette de Monfort, which was popular in Boskoop, The Netherlands. It was introduced in 1856.