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Geneva Mirabelle™ Plum on Myrobalan (Spring 2022)


A mirabelle plum bred for reliable cropping in New York. Also known as NY 858.

This is an upright and branching tree that will crop heavily and regularly if well pruned. It is slightly resistant to leaf spot and brown rot. Geneva Mirabelle™ is not self-fertile, and it will need a pollenizer. It will work well with Damson, Castleton, Italian, Gras Romanesc, Seneca, BluesJam, other Mirabelle strains, and no doubt most other mid or late-blooming European plums.

Geneva Mirabelle™ is an open-pollinated seedling of American Mirabelle. It ripens about ten days earlier than American Mirabelle (which ripens in the last few days of September), and it is rounder than its female parent. It has a golden skin color that is covered by about 40% orange-pink blush. Fruits are small (approximately 15g), round, and completely freestone. The amber flesh is very sweet, and levels of 22 °Brix are common.

Mirabelle-type plums are famous in some districts of France and Germany for their excellent processed products of compote (whole fruits canned in heavy syrup), jams, and brandies. Geneva Mirabelle™ is perfect for emerging cottage industries in preserves and fruit wine.

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This is an upright and branching tree that will crop heavily and regularly if well pruned. It is slightly resistant to leaf spot and brown rot. Geneva Mirabelle™ is not self-fertile, and it will need a pollenizer. It will work well with Damson, Castleton, Italian, Gras Romanesc, Seneca, BluesJam, other Mirabelle strains, and no doubt most other mid or late-blooming European plums.

Geneva Mirabelle™ is an open-pollinated seedling of American Mirabelle. It ripens about ten days earlier than American Mirabelle (which ripens in the last few days of September), and it is rounder than its female parent. It has a golden skin color that is covered by about 40% orange-pink blush. Fruits are small (approximately 15g), round, and completely freestone. The amber flesh is very sweet, and levels of 22 °Brix are common.

Mirabelle-type plums are famous in some districts of France and Germany for their excellent processed products of compote (whole fruits canned in heavy syrup), jams, and brandies. Geneva Mirabelle™ is perfect for emerging cottage industries in preserves and fruit wine.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Plum
Subcategory: European

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, jam, baking, canning, freezing, jelly
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: orange
Flesh color: yellow

Fruit Origins

Parentage: American Mirabelle open pollinated
Origin: Geneva, NY
Introduced in: 1950s
Introduced by: NYSAES; Cornell University

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Sep 16 (approximate, in New York State) + 15 days after Stanley

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: Myrobalan Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Half-Standard (50% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 18'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Bacterial Spot: Resistant
Brown Rot, Blossom Blight, Fruit Rot: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group:
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Half-Standard (50% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

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