Belle de Louvain Plum

Plum

Description: Belle de Louvain is a culinary plum variety that produces very large, dull-purplish-red, oval shaped fruits. Flesh is greenish yellow, moderately juicy with good sharp but sweet flavour when it's cooked. A delicious variety best cooked into pastries or cake mixes but also tastes good when it's freshly eaten from the tree. Widely grown in Europe commercially and on a smaller scale in the UK. Very hardy variety.

History: It's exact origin is unknown. Found in Van Mons' collection in 1845 and named by Bivort.

Pollination Partners: Plum Czar Plum Yellow Pershore Damson Shropshire Prune Damson Merryweather Gage Jefferson Gage Coe's Golden Drop Mirabelle Golden Sphere Mirabelle de Nancy

Attributes

  • Uses: Cooking
  • Pollination group: Pollination group 3
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Picking month: August
  • Uses: Eating
  • Any UK district

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