Plum - Belgian Purple

Belgian Purple Plum

Prunus domestica
An excellent dual purpose plum. Sweet with a firm texture when eaten fresh and excellent colour when cooked.

Origin: Belgium 1853

Pollination:  Belgian Purple is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

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Belgian Purple Plum Trees for sale - order online

We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.


History and description of Belgian Purple

Belgian Purple plum is an old Belgian variety first catalogued in 1853 and first introduced to the UK by Rivers.

Medium large, round-oblong fruit. Blue-black skin with a heavy bloom. Firm, juicy almost crisp greenish flesh. Semi-clinging stone. Sweet with good flavour as a dessert plum. Excellent colour for jam making and stewing.

Moderately vigorous tree. Fairly good cropping. There are varied reports on fertility varying from self-sterile to almost self-fertile.



Main characteristics of Belgian Purple

Use Dual Cul & Des
Colour Blue
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Large
Season of use  L Aug

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading

Pollination date  19
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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Other names  Bleue de Belgique