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Prunus mirabelle

Mirabelle
Mirabelle

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

10-15 mm

Flowering months

March,

April

Leaf type

Elliptic

Height

10 m

Description

Prunus domestica ssp. syriaca (Mirabelle) is popular in the French region of Lorraine in north-eastern France where eau-de-vie is produced from the plums.

Flowers

5 white, rounded petals with long, white filaments and yellow anthers.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf. Oval, serrated.

Fruits Seeds

Drupe: outer fleshy parts surround a shell with a seed inside, yellow, 22 mm.

Edible

Fruit: mostly used in making jams and eau-de-vie.

Medical

Fruit: high level of vitamin C.

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