|Origin(s)||France, Poland, Spain, Various|
|Possible certification||Halal, Kosher, Organic|
|IQF Packaging||10kg carton, 25kg bag, 4x2,5kg carton, 5x1 kg carton|
|Puree availability||Aseptic, Frozen|
|Packaging aseptic||10kg Bag-in-Box, 200kg Drum, 20kg Bag-in-Box, 2x5 kg Bag-in-Box|
|Packaging frozen||10kg Plastic pail, 180kg Drum, 18kg Wax carton|
|Sieve size for puree||0,3 mm - 0,8 mm, 1,0 mm - 5,0 mm|
Mirabelle plum, also known as mirabelle prune or cherry plum (Prunus domestica subsp. syriaca), is a cultivar group of plum trees of the genus Prunus. It is believed that the plum was cultivated from a wild fruit grown in Anatolia.
The mirabelle is identified by its small, oval shape, smooth-textured flesh, and especially by its red, or dark yellow color which becomes flecked in appearance. They are known for being sweet and full of flavor. The fruit is primarily used in fruit preserves and dessert pies, and its juice is commonly fermented for wine or distilled into plum brandy. 90% of mirabelle plums grown commercially are made into either jam (70%) or eau de vie (20%). The plums are also excellent when eaten fresh.
The mirabelle reaches maturity and is harvested from July to mid-September in the Northern Hemisphere. The traditional method of shaking the trees is now mechanized, but the principle remains the same: the ripe fruits are shaken loose and collected in a net under the tree.
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