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Plum Belle de Louvain

Product Description

Plum Belle de Louvain

A delicious culinary plum long grown in Belgium, Prunus domestica Belle de Louvain is particularly well adapted to northern climates. The fruit is very large, deep red maturing to deepest purple, with sweet yellow flesh, which is rather dry; this is what makes it such a good cooking plum, as pies aren’t drowned in juice. Cooking brings out its excellent flavour; it also makes a delicious, deeply-coloured jam. Plum Belle de Louvain is a vigorous, healthy, disease-resistant tree, able to cope with windier situations and late frosts. It takes a year or two longer than modern cultivars to come into bearing, which gives it time to strengthen its branches for the heavy and reliable crops which follow. Always thin the plums in early summer, for better fruit and to prevent branches breaking under the weight. Prune only in summer. Self-fertile, but may crop better if a different plum variety – an eating plum, say – in the same pollination group is planted nearby.

Site: Sheltered, sunny site best, but it is wind- and frost-resistant
Soil: Any well-drained but water-retentive soil; rich loamy, slightly acidic soils preferred
Position: Full sun, but will tolerate light shade
Pick: Late August
Keep: 1-3 days
Hardiness: Very hardy
Pollination: Self-fertile; pollination Group 3
Uses: Cooking and preserving

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If your full order is in stock, we usually deliver within a week to 10 days of receiving your order, often sooner. We will get in touch if there are any issues with availability - see Mail Order FAQ’s for more info.

 

DELIVERY:

Shipping times are usually within 3 to 10 working days from when we receive your order. We are currently using An Post, DPD and Prompto Courier companies.

COVID 19 Update - Shipping times make take longer than usual, please check the front page of our website for updates. 

Once your order has shipped it may arrive the next day or it can take 2 or 3 days for the parcels to arrive, we take special care to pack our plants in such a way that they will still arrive in perfect condition after several days in transit.


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rest of the UK are as follows:

€20 for orders up to €100
€35 for orders up to €250
€50 for orders over €250

Please note, there are some height (1.75m max) and other restrictions on what we can ship to the rest of the UK, we will let you know if there are any issues when you place your order.

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Orders can be placed online to be collected at the nursery, we just require 24 to 48 hours notice and we will be in touch with any issues with availability and to let you know that your order is ready. Orders must be collected within 2 weeks of placing the order unless otherwise agreed. Please use the discount code COLLECT at the checkout to avail of free collection.

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Orders can be placed online to be collected at the various shows we attend around the country - from April to September. See more info about the shows we attend HERE

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and strength of plants as well as their actual height. 

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RANGE
We source our plants from the very best growers in Ireland and beyond, each plant is chosen for its Useful, Fruitful or Beautiful attributes and its value to the Irish garden & landscape, we strive to stock an outstanding range, from native to unusual & rare.


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We manage our nursery on organic principles, all our potting, planting, lifting & weeding is done by hand & we use peat free compost, we strive to have the least impact on the planet as possible and are always looking for ways we can improve.


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Plant quality is especially important to us. When we gather your order, we pick the best possible size & shape for the grade & always check for healthy roots & grafts. We take plant health very seriously and inspect our nursery for any signs of pests & disease regularly.


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We have a skilled team who go to great lengths to make our plants arrive to you in the best possible condition, our priority is to supply an inspiring range of top quality plants with excellent customer service whether you are using our Mail Order Service or calling to the Nursery & Garden Centre.


We are a passionate team who love what we do and are always available to offer advice or answer any questions - by phone 027 66176 or by email info@futureforests.ie and very much in person, our nursery is open 7 days a week.