Mirabelle

Variety: Frühe Mirabelle Bergthold

Species: Prunus domestica

Origin

Breeder, Place unknown, old variety
Synonym Mirabelle précoce, Mirabelle Flotow
Property rights free variety

Blossom

Blossom time medium early
Fertility self-fertile

Fruit

Ripening time medium early, 5. plum week, 3 weeks before 'Nancymirabelle', uneven ripening
Scale, shape small, rounded
Colour yellowish, golden with a reddish purple blush on sunny side when fully ripe
Fruit flesh golden, medium firm, juicy
Taste sweet, typical mirabelle taste
Cracking sensitivity low
Stone separability freestone
Plum pox tolerant

Tree

Vigour in juvenile stage strong growth, but weakening as the tree matures
Crop load from an early age regular high yield

Evaluation

This type of Mirabelle ripens three weeks ahead of the classic 'Nancymirabelle'. Because of its typical flavour it is also well suited for compotes etc.

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