Discovery our producers: Mirabelle from Lorraine

Mirabelles, the plums from Lorraine, are small golden-yellow plums with a tender and sweet flesh. As tasty as round, they blend perfectly in our preparations for your greatest pleasure!

You can find them on market stalls in August and September and enjoy them all year round in a pie, but all year long, it’s with jam that you will really appreciate the Mirabelle of Lorraine.

To write this article we visited Mr Bertrand Perrin, producer of organic Mirabelle plums in Lorraine and member of the Vegafruits cooperative!

What is the Mirabelle from Lorraine?

Discovery our producers: Mirabelle from Lorraine

The Mirabelle from Lorraine is a round fruit with a fine aroma and a very subtle fragrance. Its taste is sweet with hints of acidity.

This fruit is harvested in August and September, the harvest usually lasts between 5 to 6 weeks

Many people ask why 80% of the world’s Mirabelle plum production only comes from Lorraine?

This is because the Lorraine region has the right climate and soil (cold winters and warm summers, a heavy very clayey soil that gives the fruit all its flavour). These ideal conditions and the historical expertise of the producers guarantee a fruit with an authentic taste and optimal maturity!

Mirabelle from Lorraine Article Confit de Provence Vergers des Alpille
Bertrand Perrin & the Mirabelle

I experienced my first harvest in 2000, my aunt and uncle are also producers. I have been participating in harvests since I was 15 or 16 years old and gradually developed a passion for this exceptional fruit. I set up as a producer in 2011 on a farm that now counts 56 hectares of orchard, 38 of which are Mirabelle from Lorraine.

Our farm does a lot of hand picking, on average 40% of the volumes! What I like about this job, apart from the unique gustatory pleasure, is the freshness, the youth and the vitality within the collective of producers to which I belong, the Vegafruits cooperative.

Discovery our producers: Mirabelle from Lorraine

Harvest is my favourite time, there are lots of people in the orchards. And it’s the culmination of the work of a year or even several years

My favourite way to enjoy them is on a nice fresh tart or mixed with compote!

My favourite recipe will always be the Mirabelle jam Tart!

Discovery our producers: Mirabelle from Lorraine

You can find organic Mirabelle from Lorraine in our different brands:

Confit de Provence organic jam
Discovery our producers: Mirabelle from Lorraine

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