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Belle de Louvain plum


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 flavour when cooked.

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



Belle de Louvain identification photos


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Spring blossom records for this variety

2012 season

  • 15th April  2012  - tree owned by Simon in Bellingdon, United Kingdom

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Origins

  • Species: Prunus domestica
  • Originates from: Belgium
  • Introduced: 1845
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1261

Identification

  • Fruit colour: Blue-black
  • Fruit shape: Long / oval
  • Stone clinging?: Clinging

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Harvest period: Mid season
  • Use / keeping: 1-3 days

Growing

  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-fertile
  • Vigour: Large
  • Gardening skill: Very easy
  • General disease resistance: Good

Climate

  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
  • Climate suitability: Tolerates cold winters
  • Blossom frost-resistance: Good resistance


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