Pomiferous

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Name:

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. Thought to have originated as a chance seedling in Germany around 1800. First described by Magister 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: Susceptible to canker, scab and powdery mildew.

Harvest: At the end of the fourth period.

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

Brix: 12.1

Specific gravity: 1048.798697835

Acidity: 11.5

Harvest period: 4

Status: culinary

Pollination group: D

Pollination day: 15

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.

Synonyms: Early Delicious, Fenton, Miller Red