DESCRIPTIONRed Boskoop - is an excellent dessert variety which fruits abundantly when mature, and usually alternately. The fruits are large or very large and barrel shaped. The skin is almost completely covered with a red blush. The flesh could be described as juicy, initially medium-hard, and later becoming crunchy, it has a tart flavour with a uniquely spicy aftertaste.
ADVICESThe tree is best planted in a sunny position, sheltered from the wind. The plant prefers sandy-clay fertile soil which is moderately moist. The optimum pH is in the range of 6,2-6,7.
To stimulate future growth the tree should be pruned in the first year immediately after planting. Formative pruning should be executed on the main stem, 20 cm above where the planned future branches will grow. The other branches should also be cut, reducing their length by one third. The best time to prune the apple tree is annually in the spring. Red Boskoop pollination requires the presence of other varieties flowering at the same time. Best results can be achieved by planting with varieties Lobo, James Grieve, Gloster, Boiken, Landsberska.