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Fruit tree comparison - Belle de Louvain
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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
Cropping Heavy
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 style Sweeter

Looking after

Overall disease resistance? Good

Identification

Country of origin Belgium
Period of origin 1800 - 1849
Fruit colour Purple
Blossom colour White
Leaf colour Green