'Mirabelle de Nancy' is a cherry plum – a distinct plum fruit, and not a hybrid of cherry and plum. It produces masses of golden fruits, with gorgeous yellow flesh, and a sweet, very juicy distinctive peach-like taste and small stone.
It tastes good eaten straight from the tree but is also fabulous for cooking with – just perfect for making plum cake and fruit crumbles!
Popular in France, 'Mirabelle' makes a great addition to the fruit garden. They flower early and can be prone to early frosts, so plant in a sheltered, sunny spot if possible. The silver lining is that they fruit early too, from high summer into September.
Grown on 'Pixy' rootstock, 'Mirabelle' retains a more upright habit, making it an ideal plum tree for smaller gardens. It will top out at 9-10ft within10 years, which makes for easy picking. It is self-fertile, too. Try one!
Once tasted, Mirabelle plums are never forgotten.