Mirabelle is another delectable European heirloom plum. Small round yellow fruit with yellow red dots. Mirabelle is sweet and juicy with an enjoyable smooth, fine textured free stone; makes a delicious tart. Also used in France for fresh eating and Brandy. The Mirabelle plum is a culinary plum coming back into popularity in recent years, with many chefs bringing them back onto the menu. Mirabelle's harvest begins generally at mid-August, resulting in a really popular annual feast in the town of Metz, France. This Northern town is renowned for its production of Mirabelles.
Pollination Requirement:Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: France 1675
Storage:A few weeks
Years to Bear:2-5 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Size supplied when shipped:Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch;
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.
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