Mirabelle Plum Trees

Prunus Mirabelle

£60.00

Mirabelle Countess has superb round dark red plummy fruit, with smooth textured flesh, red to golden yellow in colour which can become flecked in appearance.

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Botanical name

Prunus Mirabelle

Approx height when sent

2 – 2.25 metres 15L pot

Ultimate height and spread

4 metres x 4 metres

When to plant

Anytime

Description

Mirabelle Countess has superb round dark red plummy fruit, with smooth textured flesh, red to golden yellow in colour which can become flecked in appearance. Semi fertile and full of flavour and deliciously sweet, these plums are primarily used for preserves and fruit pies. The juice is used for wine or distilled into a plum brandy such as the sublime Eau de Vie. An added advantage is that the fruit have a wonderful flavour when eaten raw.

The Mirabelle reaches maturity and is harvested from July to mid-September in the Northern Hemisphere. Now mechanized but once harvested by the method of shaking the trees, the loose fruit is shaken loose and collected in nets under the trees.

Fruit trees like sun and fertile well drained soil and Mirabelle is no exception. The soft pretty white blossom comes in late spring and is loved by bees and little insects. The fruit is loved by birds and people alike and fallen fruit is beneficial to our wildlife who all need help to survive.

Grown on Julien A rootstock with an eventual height of approx 4m x4m. (13ft x13ft)

Our  Mirabelle should crop this September 2019.  Semi fertile trees will produce fruit but do benefit from one for a bigger crop.

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