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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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Visitor reviews

  • 03 May 2020  Jenny Green,  EAST SUSSEX, United Kingdom
    I adore this plum which makes the finest, darkest jam ever! Always a pleasure to open a jar and spread it on a good slice of white crusty bread.

Tree register

United Kingdom

Spring blossom records for this variety

2012 season

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

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


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


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


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


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

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United Kingdom

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