Mirabelle plums are a small, sweet type of fruit most commonly grown in the Lorraine region of France. These high sugar plums are renowned for their use in various jams, jellies, baked products, and fruit brandy (known as eau de vie). There is an entire festival celebrating these juicy golden plums in the town of Metz, France. The Bee’s Knees Mirabelle plum trees bloom in the spring with resplendent white blossoms and the fruit is ready to pick in July. If the harvest is a good one, we will make preserves and perhaps some brandy! We may even host a preserving event where guests can learn from a local master preserver.