Mirabelles

Mirabelles are identified by their small oval shape and smooth-textured flesh. They are known for being sweet and full of flavour and often crop in abundance.

Mirabelles are early flowering so they require protection from frost. The best flavoured mirabelles are the ones grown on a south or west facing position. Grow in moderately fertile, moist, well-drained neutral to slightly acidic soils.


Rootstocks

Rootstocks in order of their vigour are outlined below: -

Pixy - Dwarf. An ideal rootstock for the smaller garden. It needs to be grown in fertile and weed-free soil. It will reach a height of 2.4-3m. Trees grown on this rootstock will bear fruit within 3 years. Use for dwarf bushes, dwarf pyramids, and small fans.

St. Julian A - Semi-Vigorous. A good rootstock for most soils. Trees grown on this rootstock will reach a height of 3-3.5m. Trees grown on this rootstock will bear fruit within 4-5 years. Use for bushes, half-standards, and fans.


Varieties

Mirabelles are available as bare-root one-year-maidens from November to March. Trained forms of quinces are available in 12 litre pots all-year-round.


Mirabelle 'de Nancy'

Dessert/Cooker. Small yellow-orange fruit with green tinges and red spots which has a sweet orange flesh. The flavour is sugary and rich. Its season of use early September. Partially Self Fertile. Flowering Group 1.

Containerised Trees

Two Year Bush SJA £38.50 each

Bare Root Trees

One Year Maiden VVA-1 £26.50 each - Available to order for collection from 25th November 2017


Two Year Bush VVA-1 £30.75 each - Available to order for collection from 25th November 2017

Two Year Bush SJA £27.75 each - Available to order for collection from 25th November 2017

Two Year 1/2 Standard SJA £31.25 each - Available to order for collection from 25th November 2017


Mirabelle 'Golden Sphere'

Mirabelle 'Golden Sphere'

Dessert/Cooker. A large, yellow almost translucent fruit which has golden flesh and a sweet plummy flavour. Its season of use is late August. Partially Self Fertile. Flowering Group 2.

Containerised Trees

Two Year Bush (Pixy) £40.75 each

Bare Root Trees

One Year Maiden VVA-1 £26.50 each - Available to order for collection from 25th November 2017

One Year Maiden WAVIT £26.50 each - Available to order for collection from 25th November 2017

One Year Maiden SJA £22.75 each - Available to order for collection from 25th November 2017

Two Year Bush VVA-1 £30.75 each - Available to order for collection from 25th November 2017

Two Year Bush SJA £27.75 each - Available to order for collection from 25th November 2017

Two Year 1/2 Standard SJA £31.25 each - Available to order for collection from 25th November 2017


Mirabelle 'Gypsy'

Dessert/Cooker. A large bright red fruit which has a sweet orange flesh. The flavour is sugary and rich. Its season of use is late August. Partially Self Fertile. Flowering Group 1.

Containerised Trees

Two Year Bush WAVIT £40.75 each

Bare Root Trees

One Year Maiden VVA-1 £26.50 each - Available to order for collection from 25th November 2017


Mirabelle 'Ruby'

Mirabelle 'Ruby'

Dessert. This is the largest fruit of the mirabelles recorded which has exceptionally sweet peach flavoured dark red flesh. The tree is unusually upright in habit in comparison with the spreading bushy habit of the other mirabelles. Its season of use is early September. Partially Self Fertile. Flowering Group 1.

Containerised Trees

Two Year Bush VVA-1 £40.75 each

Three Year 1/2 Standard SJA £40.75 each

Bare Root Trees

One Year Maiden VVA-1 £26.50 each - Available to order for collection from 25th November 2017

One Year Maiden WAVIT £26.50 each - Available to order for collection from 25th November 2017

One Year Maiden SJA £22.75 each - Available to order for collection from 25th November 2017

Two Year Bush VVA-1 £30.75 each - Available to order for collection from 25th November 2017

Two Year Bush SJA £27.75 each - Available to order for collection from 25th November 2017