Mirabelle de Nancy mirabelle treesPrunus insititia
- Picking season: Late Early September
- Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
Mirabelle de Nancy is an old traditional Mirabelle, originating from north-east France.
Mirabelle de Nancy mirabelle trees for sale
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Mirabelle de Nancy is the definitive mirabelle for French patisseries such as "Tarte aux Mirabelles".
This is a traditional old French variety, originating from the department of Lorraine - the countryside around the cities of Metz and Nancy is one of the main areas for mirabelle production.
The fruits are an attractive speckled yellow colour, and ripen in early September in southern England.
Mirabelles are primarily used in the kitchen although they can be eaten fresh too. The stone separates cleanly from the flesh, which makes it easier when preparing the fruit for cooking.
How to grow
Mirabelle de Nancy is partially self-fertile. It will bear a reasonable crop on its own, but cropping is improved if a different mirabelle variety is planted nearby.
Mirabelle de Nancy flowers prolifically over a long period, making it a good pollination partner for many other European plum and damson varieties.
Whilst the tree is hardy and will grow happily in most parts of the UK, for reliable cropping it is best planted in a sheltered south-facing spot with maximum sunlight.
Advice on fruit tree pollination.
This mirabelle was known in France in the 18th centry and probably originated much earlier. There is no specific "cultivar" of Mirabelle de Nancy, and it is perhaps better considered as a population of closely-related and interbred varieties with common characteristics, originating from the area around Nancy in north-east France.
Mirabelle de Nancy characteristics
- Gardening skillAverage
- Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
- Flowering group3
- Pollinating othersAverage
- Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
- WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators
- Picking monthAugust
- Picking seasonLate
- Keeping (of fruit)1 week
- Food usesCulinary
- Country of originFrance
- Period of origin1550 - 1599
- Blossom colourWhite
- Fruit colourYellow / Orange