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Geneva Mirabelle™ European Plum

Original price $59.99 - Original price $59.99
Original price
$59.99 - $59.99
Current price $59.99
SKU C205
Prunus domestica subsp. syriaca 'Geneva Mirabelle'

This small yellow plum blushed with garnet and speckled with ruby stars is an American cousin to the famous French queen of plums! Incredibly productive and full of sugary flavor, this freestone fruit is filled with rich, fragrant, luscious, golden meat. Great for tarts, compotes, canning or making wine. Formerly known as Mirabelle 858; from Cornell University in Geneva, N.Y.

The tree habit is upright and spreading. Regularly and vigorously productive. Tends to be a shy pollen producer.

USDA Zone: 5-9

Grow Height:  12'

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: August

Pollination: Needs a Pollinizer

Rootstock: St. Julian A

Read our Plum Growing Guide

Size: Dwarf (4'-5')


Ask a Question
  • Will a generic "green gage" (no clue as to variety) cross pollinate with this OK? Zone 8b PNW maritime

    Yes, all Gage plums are compatible with Mirabelle plums for the purpose of cross pollination.

  • I just planted an Italian Plum. Does the Italian bloom at the same time as this Geneva? Could I use the Italian as a pollinator for the Geneva?

    No, they do not cross pollinate. Gage plums are the preferred pollination partner for Mirabelle plums.

  • All the listed Pollinators Mirabelle plums. Are there gage plums that are pollinators for Geneva? Your website doesn't list pollination groups. What other gage plums might be good pollinator for Geneva? Thanks

    Gage plums are the best pollinators for Mirabelle plums. Thanks for noticing, we will correct the error in the app.

  • Is Geneva plum self fertile>

    No, it requires a pollinizer.

  • Can European plums pollinate Asian plumbs?

    No, their flowers aren't open at the same time. Otherwise they could.

  • Is the Geneva plum available for shipping now? Mine purchased from you died suddenly for now apparent reason. Don't expect you to replace it except by me buying

    Bareroot trees are not available all year long. They are grown to a specific point of maturity (usually 3 years), dug from the field, and stored for no longer than 6 months in a cold storage facility for shipping. Outside of that period the trees are too young or no longer viable. Additionally trees cannot be shipped during hot months of the year, so even if one was dug now and shipped it would likely die during transit. Shipping for fruit trees will resume early spring of 2023.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Gordon H.
Mirabelle plums, yes they are small.

It looks like someone was expecting a big plum. I first had Mirabelle plums which were naturalized/in a big long clump, beside the road in SC. Tiny, and in a drought, there were thousands, and sweet as can be. I live in Michigan, with around 30 fruit trees, and assorted small fruits. I just planted this one and it's budding out just fine. 100% success in my orchard with Raintree. You're probably not going to find these in stores, unless you travel to the Rhein valley. Yes they are small.

Philip R.
Geneva Mirabelle, Parfume de September Mirabelle, and Purple Gage plums

After a long voyage across much of the country in warm weather, the trees all arrived in great shape and still dormant. Planted after an overnight soak and the Geneva is already breaking dormancy after only a few days in the ground.

Great customer service.

Marie G.
Carefully packaged and thriving

We received our trees bare-rooted and carefully packaged. I was very pleased at the maturity of each. I have placed them in pots at the moment to allow them time to establish a healthy root system. Both trees are beginning to develop and budding leaves. One is a little slower than the other, both are thriving. Now, all I need is to purchase a couple of Gage plums as soon as they become available. Great product! Thank you!

Gari L.
Large tree

Received tree on Friday. Planted tree on Sunday. Thank you for sending me a large tree. Makes up for losing previous tree in second year.

“Compote what?”

EXACTLY the same experience as the last guy. Down to the part about wife making me get a Mirabelle de Nancy and another Geneva.

I don’t get this compote/brandy stuff. More like “often used for gobbling up by the handful.”

Wasn’t real quick to come into production, but then, I live in a marginal climate.

Spraying with tiny amounts of Monopotassium Phosphate (only three grams per liter per week during growth season really seemed to make this thing flower.