European Mirabelle

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European Mirabelle

Post by PA_Docent » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:56 am

Can I get a cutting of the French "Mirabelle" (small, yellow plum) here in the USA? A friend of mine who knows about my interest in plants, recently returned from France and said that the Mirabelle does not grow true from pit and to get a true Mirabelle, I would require a cutting and graft onto my plum tree. Anyone know about Mirabelle propagation?
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Re: European Mirabelle

Post by OrangePippin-Richard » Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:44 am

If you have a mirabelle seed from France I would give it a go. The French mirabelles such as de Nancy are not really cultivars but populations, so even if it does not grow true, it is still going to be the real thing, if you see what I mean.

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Re: European Mirabelle

Post by PA_Docent » Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:35 am

I will try to give it a go if/when I can get my hands on some pits. Thanks!
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Re: European Mirabelle

Post by Mrs. G » Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:23 am

Hello, I have three mirabelles. Two Mirabelle de Nancy and one Mirabelle de Metz. They are both five years old. I bought them from Raintree Nursery in Washington State. I am in zone 6b-7a. They grow very well here. I will have my first fruit next year. Mrs. G

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