Plum - Belle de Louvain

Belle de Louvain Plum

Prunus domestica
A very large and attractive red-purple cooking plum.

Origin: Belgium 1845

Pollination:  Belle de Louvain is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Plum Trees

Belle de Louvain Plum Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
WA-VIT - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
Brompton - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden
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History and description of Belle de Louvain

Believed to be an old Belgian variety first found in the Van Mons collection in 1845. Has been grown commercially to a small extent in the past in England. Belgium and the Netherlands.

Large, long oval-oblong fruit, flattened on one side. Dark red skin turning purple when fully ripe. Yellow, dryish flesh and semi-clinging stone. Little flavour as a dessert plum but excellent colour and flavour when cooked or made into jam.
br> Very vigorous upright tree with characteristic large, dark green leaves with heavily serrated edges. Reliable and prolific cropper but slow to come into bearing. Hardy with good frost resistance. Good as a windbreak. Will tollerate shade and can be grown on a North facing wall.

Main characteristics of Belle de Louvain

Use Culinary
Colour Purple
Fruit size  Large
Season of use  L Aug

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright
Cropping Good
Suitable for Late Frost
Northern Britain

Pollination date  24
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
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Other names  Plum of Louvain