Plum Belle de Louvain
Economy or Premium SelectionEconomy - rooted into its pot but a further season before moving up a pot size.
Premium - more growth in its pot. More mature than Economy
Plum Belle de Louvain is a very old variety which has very large red/purple bloomy fruits with a bright yellow flesh. Its primary use is as a culinary plum as the flesh is not that juicy, however do not be fooled by this as when this plum is cooked the true flavour comes out. Plum Belle de Louvain also makes excellent jam.
Plum Belle de Louvain is highly recommended for exposed sites where you should get a prolific crop of plums from these trees. Our Plum
Belle de Louvain bare rooted trees are lifted at the start of the bare root season in November, when the plum trees become dormant, and made available through to March the following year. This period is the ideal time for economical planting. You will however have to wait a year to pick your crop as bare root trees cannot be picked in their first year. For all year round planting why not choose from our selection of container grown plum trees. They do cost more but are older, more established and ready to crop. We use and recommend planting with friendly myccorrhizal fungi such as Rootgrow. This helps to produce a stronger root system thereby aiding establishment. We also use and can supply Blood, Fish and Bone - a tried and trusted natural all round fertilizer. Alternatively, to help give your tree the best start you can incorporate our carefully blended mix of compost to help give your tree all the vital nutrients and minerals it needs to flourish in your garden. It is good practice to firmly secure and support your tree with a good stake and tie to aid in its establishment. Download our planting guide to help you with any questions that you may have or call us on the number below and we will be pleased to help.
|Rootstock ||Our Plum trees are grown on St Julian A rootstocks which produces a garden size tree to about 3 - 4 metres. |
|Use ||Duel Purpose |
|Harvest Time ||Mid August |
|Pollination Group ||3, Self fertile |
| ||Bare Root Maiden ||A young single stemmed first year tree ||£18.00 |
| ||Bare Root Feathered Maiden ||A second year or older tree, pruned to create multiple small side branches. ||£22.00 |
| ||Bare Root Half Standard ||An establishing tree with a clear stem, older than a feathered. It has been pruned and worked in the nursery by skilled hands to start creating the crown of the tree. A good ready shaped and finished tree for you to enjoy. ||£36.00 |
| ||30 Litre Pot ||A ready fruiting pot grown tree that has been pruned and worked on in the nursery by skilled hands. Having a clear stem and crown ready for you to grow on. ||£58.00 |