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Mirabelle de Nancy

Mirabelle de Nancy is perhaps the definitive mirabelle variety.  Commercial production centres on Lorraine in north eastern France, between the cities of Metz and Nancy.  The small round yellow fruits can be eaten fresh when fully ripe but are primarily grown for use in baking, jams, and plum brandy.

USDA identification images for Mirabelle de Nancy

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

    Visitor reviews

    • 04 Jul 2010  NEBRASKA, United States
      does anyone know where i can purchase a Mirabelle Tree here in the united states?

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    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2022 season

    • 24th March  2022  - tree owned by Richard in Objat, France

    2016 season

    • 14th September  2016  - tree owned by Neville in Tea Tree Gully, Australia

    2015 season

    • 11th September  2015  - tree owned by Neville in Tea Tree Gully, Australia

    2014 season

    • 20th April  2014  - tree owned by Lawrence in Mayfield, United Kingdom

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    Harvest records for this variety

    2014 season

    • 1st week September  2014  - tree owned by Irene in Yale, Canada

    2011 season

    • 3rd week July  2011  - tree owned by s in Liverpool, United Kingdom


    • Species: Prunus insititia
    • Introduced: 16th century


    • Picking season: Late Early September
    • Cropping: Light
    • Keeping (of fruit): 1 week
    • Food uses: Culinary


    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Bearing regularity: Regular


    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)


    • Country of origin: France
    • Period of origin: 1550 - 1599
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Fruit colour: Yellow / Orange

    Where to buy trees

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