Questions on Mirabelle Plums
I just came back from Europe and had mirabelle lorraine plums. They are absolutely delicious and I would like to plan them. Does anyone know:
1. Where to purchase these fruit trees in Pacific NW besides from Raintree?
2. Raintree has 2 types of mirabelles - Mirabelle de Mertz and Mirabelle de Nancy. Does anyone know if these are the same as mirabelle lorraine? Which of the mirabelles above would you recommend? Would definitely like to get your experience growing them.
3. I would like to plant either (i) Purple Gage, or (ii) Imperial Epineuse as a pollinator but have a small garden. Any experience with either one of the above trees and do you know which is a smaller tree or more upright? Do you recommend any other plum variety that is smaller in nature as a pollinator for the Mirabelle's.
4. What is the lifespan of a mirabelle plum tree?
Thank you very much!!!