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Belle de Louvain



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.  Pollination partners

Belle de Louvain plum and gage trees for sale

ItemPriceQuantity
WA-VIT rootstock 2 year Half Standard (Semi-dwarfing) £29.50
St Julien A rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-vigorous) £19.00 Sold-out

Orders placed now will be delivered in the winter planting season.

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.

Characteristics of Belle de Louvain plum and gage trees

UseCulinary
ColourPurple
Flavour
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking time
Season of useL Aug
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright
Fruit-bearing
CroppingGood
Suitable forLate Frost
Northern Britain
Shade
Pollination date24
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners