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Ruby® cherry plum

Produces the largest fruit of any Mirabelle.

Ruby is one of a number of modern Mirabelles developed in the Ukraine.  The flesh dark red and has a peach-like flavour, and for this reason it is possible that Ruby is related to a Japanese plum variety.

Last updated 12 May 2013.

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The largest of the cherry plums, with dark red flesh.


  • Species: Prunus cerasifera
  • Originates from: Ukraine
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1269


  • Fruit colour: Plum red
  • Fruit shape: Oval / round


  • Uses: Cooking
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Harvest period: Mid season mid/late August
  • Use / keeping: 1 week


  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Early season
  • Flowering group: 1
  • Fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Gardening skill: Very easy
  • Attractive features: Attractive fruit
  • General disease resistance: Good


  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
  • Climate suitability: Tolerates cold winters

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Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2012 season

  • 25th March  2012  - tree owned by Richard in YORK, United Kingdom
  • 20th March  2012  - tree owned by Yvie in BOURNEMOUTH, United Kingdom

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Latest harvest records for this variety

2012 season

  • 4th week July  2012  - tree owned by Kurt in WINDSOR, United Kingdom

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