Ruby® Mirabelle trees

Ruby mirabelle tree
  • Pick: Late-season (early August)
  • Flowering group: 1
  • Uses: Cookery 
  • Disease-resistance: Good
  • Pollination partners

Ruby produces perhaps the largest fruit of any Mirabelle or Cherry Plum. The flesh is dark red and has a peach-like flavour, and can be eaten fresh although like all mirabelles and cherry plums it is mainly used for cooking.

Hybrids between various plum species are quite common, and the large fruit size and red-flesh suggests that Ruby may have some relation to the popular Japanese plums.

Ruby® is a protected variety.

Ruby 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 27.90 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 Ruby

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Partially self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 1?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Large?
  • 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: Red
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

Climate

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

Pollination guide for Ruby

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

How to grow Ruby mirabelle trees

Ruby grows in a more upright habit than other Mirabelles and Cherry Plums, more similar to a plum.

This variety is particularly suited to the UK climate.

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

Ruby® is a protected variety.

Botanical name

Prunus cerasifera 'Ruby'