Belle de Louvain plums are very large, oval-shaped, and dark red, becoming purple when fully ripe. This is primarily a culinary plum, the flesh is not particularly juicy, but reveals its true flavor when cooked.
The tree is strong and healthy, crops heavily, and is suitable for a wide range of situations.
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Belle de Louvain is a useful plum tree for difficult situations. Its flowers are frost-resistant, and it can tolerate shade and cool summer conditions (including north-facing walls) whilst still producing a good crop.
Belgium, 19th century.