Golden Sphere® Mirabelle trees

  • Pick: Mid-season (early August)
  • Flowering group: 1
  • Uses: Cookery 
  • Disease-resistance: Good
  • Pollination partners

As the name suggests this modern cherry plum variety features golden yellow spherical fruit. They make a pretty sight as they ripen on the tree in late August.

The flesh is a translucent yellow, and has a mild sweet plum-like flavour, with a hint of sharpness. It can be eaten fresh but like all cherry plums it is primarily for use in the kitchen. The small stone clings to the flesh but is quite easy to remove.

Golden Sphere® is a protected variety.

Golden Sphere mirabelle trees for sale

Deliveries start December 2018.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - St.Julien rootstock 25.90 Sold outalert me

Delivery period: Trees are delivered between November and March. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in an area with very cold winters please let us know so that we can scheduled delivery for early spring.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Golden Sphere

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners?
  • Cropping: Light
  • Fertility: Partially self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 1?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Attractive fruit
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: Ukraine
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Yellow
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Golden Sphere

Golden Sphere is in flowering group 1. Golden Sphere is partially self-fertile, but fruiting will be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Golden Sphere mirabelle trees

Golden Sphere is a new cherry plum variety, developed for the lower temperatures and light levels of northern Europe.

As well as the pollination partners mentioned above, Golden Sphere will also cross-pollinate with most early-flowering Plum and Damson varieties.

Golden Sphere produces a compact but spreading tree, typically wider than it is tall.

Historical details

Ukraine.

Golden Sphere® is a protected variety.

Botanical name

Prunus cerasifera 'Golden Sphere'