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Belle de Louvain

Belle de Louvain
  • Country of origin: Belgium
  • Picking season: Mid
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3

Belle de Louvain plums are very large, oval-shaped, and dark red, becoming purple when fully ripe. This is primarily a culinary plum, the flesh is not particularly juicy, but reveals its true flavor when cooked.

The tree is strong and healthy, crops heavily, and is suitable for a wide range of situations.

Prunus domestica

Belle de Louvain plum trees for sale

  • 1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    St. Julien rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Deliveries resume December 2020


How to grow

Belle de Louvain is a useful plum tree for difficult situations. Its flowers are frost-resistant, and it can tolerate shade and cool summer conditions (including north-facing walls) whilst still producing a good crop.

History

Belgium, 19th century.

Belle de Louvain characteristics

  • Picking seasonMid
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping1-3 days
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Useful forCulinary
  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourVigorous
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • Climate typeTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Frost resistance of blossomGood resistance
  • Country of originBelgium
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Fruit colourPurple