An 'orchard grade' is a tree that may be somewhat shorter, slightly crooked, or a bit scratched, or for some other reason is not a perfect front lawn specimen. These trees will work just as well in an orchard as a first or number one would, since they still produce the very same fruit.
This large beautiful apple originating near Boskoop, Holland in about 1856, was first known as 'Schoener von Boskoop'. In Europe, where it is still a popular commercial variety, Boskoop is recognized for it's superior culinary qualities, but in addition to cooking and baking it also works well for cider and fresh eating. The rich, but sprightly flavour has a sharp, clean, lemon tinge that will wake up your taste buds. It will mellow and sweeten during storage and can easily be kept all winter. In recent years it has been discovered that Boskoop has a higher phytonutrient content than most apples. Vigorous, scab resistant tree is very productive, but often takes a little longer to begin bearing. Plant Boskoop with several other varieties as it is a triploid.
NEEDS A POLLENIZER | ZONE 3/4 | HARVEST: LATE OCT
TRIPLOID- Plant with several other varieties.
Besides selecting the most disease resistant varieties, there are
a few simple things to do to have better apples.