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Belle de Boskoop Apple tree

Owner: Mike

Location:  Liverpool, MERSEYSIDE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 1950
Age of this tree:69 years
Soil:sandy 
Climate at this location:significant frosts in winter - rarely much snow
Pruning:gentle pruning to re create a shape
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:mild codling moth

Owner's comments

Verified/Identified last year from samples sent to Brogdale (joan morgan 21012). ID corrected in 2017 by DNA typing. Best eating apple by a margin. Much nicer that Egremont, closest match is Brownlees russet. but nicer that both. Last year was still eating them with lunch until April - stored in apple fridge. Never seen another like it. Not managed cuttings yet. Too late for photos now - but will take some of blossom and fruit on tree last year

Season records for this tree

  • 2017

  • 2016

  • 2015

  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 28 April
  • 2013

    Harvest: 1st week November  15kg / 33lbs
    Size: 4.0m / 13.3ft high   3.5m / 11.7ft wide
    Canker: Mild attack
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Mild attack
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Huge apples this year - tree slowly recovering from being overgrown by others
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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