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Belle de Louvain

Belle de Louvain is a large purple culinary plum, useful because it can be grown on north-facing walls.  Remove this variety from the comparison

Growing

Gardening skill?Average
CroppingHeavy
Fertility?Self-fertile
Flowering group?3
Pollinating others?Average
Ploidy?Diploid
Vigour?Large
Bearing regularity?Regular
Fruit persistence?Normal ripening

Using

Picking season?Mid
Use / keeping?1-3 days
Flavour quality?Good
Flavour styleSweeter

Looking after

Overall disease resistance?Good

Identification

Country of originBelgium
Period of origin1800 - 1849
Fruit colourPurple
Blossom colourWhite
Leaf colourGreen