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Pollination group:

Boiken

Identification: Medium to large size round and flattened. Prominent ribs are rounded. The base colour is greenish yellow, with a reddish brown wash on the sun-exposed face. Greyish russet lenticels. Look for some russet patches. The eye is medium size and closed or slightly open, set in a wide and deep basin which is surrounded by a knobbed crown. The stem can vary in length, but is usually quite stout, set in a wide and deep, russeted cavity. Greasy feel on skin when the apple approaches maturity.

Characteristics: The flesh is white, crisp, firm and finegrained. Somewhat dry, sweet-tart with good aroma.

Uses: Can be eaten fresh, but best for juicing, cider and baking.

Origins: Developed in the area of Bremen prior to 1828. Named for Boike who was a dike warden. First described by ????? Schröder in 1828, but at that time the variety was already widely grown in coastal Germany and Denmark, as well as in Switzerland.

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous and spreading. Tip bearer. The blossoms can tolerate late frosts.

Ploidism: Dipoloid. Self sterile.

16 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps four months. Skin becomes greasy. Sweetens in storage.

Vulnerabilities: Resistant to scab.

Harvest: At the end of the fourth period.

Juice character: Brix 12.1, acidity 11.5 g/litre.

Status: culinary

Pollination group: D

Pollination day: 15

Boiken

Apples with a similar sounding name:

Beacon
Beacon
Type: apple

Characteristics: The flesh is greenish, fine textured, firm and juicy. Sweet and sprightly for a refreshing bite, but mild flavour. Keeps for about a month in cold storage.

Other names: Early Delicious, Fenton, Miller Red


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