Apple Schone Van Boskoop

 

Also known as Belle de Boskoop. A culinary or dessert cultivar in pollination group 3, triploid. A very vigorous tree that is suitable for northerly, colder, higher rainfall areas, it produces good, regular crops. Skin greenish-yellow and flushed red and orange; russeted. Needs little or no extra sugar when cooked; keeps well and mellows to a brisk eating apple. Season of use is from October to April. Height 4-8 metres, Spread 4-8 metres in 5-10 years.

 

Plant in moist fertile well drained soil. Full sun, Hardy.

 

Pollination If this apple planted in an urban area a partner for pollination is not generally required.

 

General Fruit Tree & Fruit Planting and care

  • Water the Fruit or Fruit tree thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If planting the Fruit or Fruit Tree in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base Adding a bucketful of planting compost
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot
  • If using a stake position the Fruit Tree against the stake if one stake is used or in the middle if two are being used.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in well.
  • Secure to the stake or stakes using one or two rubber adjustable straps.
  • Water the Fruit thoroughly, then again at least once a week during the first growing season.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.