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Ruby

Ruby

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

The large fruit size and red-flesh suggests that Ruby may have some relation to the popular Japanese plums.

Prunus x cerasifera

Ruby mirabelle trees for sale

  • 1.1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.95
    St. Julien rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)


How to grow

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 characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking period (southern UK):early August
    • Picking season:Late
    • Cropping:Good
    • Keeping (of fruit):1 week
    • Food uses:Culinary
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Suitable for beginners
    • Self-fertility:Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group:1
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Ploidy:Diploid
    • Vigour:Vigorous
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
  • Problems

    • Disease resistance:Good
  • Climate

    • Climate suitability:Temperate climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F), Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F), Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:Ukraine
    • Period of origin:1950 - 1999
    • Fruit colour:Red