Do you love plums? Are you looking for something new to try? Or maybe you just want to find out how long your plums will last before they go bad?
Mirabelle plums are delicious and nutritious, but they also have a short shelf life. They won’t last forever unless you store them properly. In this article, I’ll teach you everything you need to know about the shelf life of mirabelle plums and also how to extend the lifespan of your plums so you get maximum flavor and nutrition from them.
How long do Mirabelle plums last?
- Room temperature: 2 to 3 days or until ripe
- Refrigerator: 3 to 5 days once ripe
- Freezer: 10 to 12 months (best quality)
If stored in the right conditions, Mirabelle plums mature in 2 or 3 days at room temperature (around 20°C). Once ripe, you must refrigerate your fresh Mirabelle plums where they will stay fresh for 3 to 5 days.
If you freeze your fresh Mirabelle plum, it should keep for 10 to 12 months in the freezer (best quality).
How do I ripen Mirabelle plums more quickly?
To speed up ripening, put the mirabelle plums in a kraft paper bag, close it and leave it on your kitchen counter.
Do not refrigerate Mirabelle plums until they are fully ripe. If you let them ripen at room temperature, they will be tastier and juicier.
To prolong the shelf life of fully ripe Mirabelle plums, place them in a plastic bag and refrigerate them. For best results, bring mirabelle plums to room temperature before using or eating them.
How long do Mirabelle plums keep in the refrigerator?
Ripe Mirabelle plums will keep for about 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.
Can you freeze Mirabelle plums?
Yes. The best way to freeze mirabelle plums is to cut them into pieces and remove the core before freezing.
To make sure your mirabelle plums stay fresh for years, keep them in an airtight container or heavy-duty freezer bag. If stored in the right conditions, mirabelle plums retain optimum quality for about 10 to 12 months in the freezer but remain suitable for consumption beyond this period.
You can also syrup pack your plums. To do this, wash the Mirabelle plums. Freeze them whole or cut them in half or quarters and remove the core.
In a saucepan, mix 550 g of sugar and 1 liter of water until the sugar dissolves, then bring to a boil. Leave the syrup to cool then pour it over the Mirabelle plums.
Store mirabelle plums and syrup in the freezer in an airtight container or heavy-duty freezer bag.
How long do Mirabelle plums keep in the freezer?
If stored in the right conditions, mirabelle plums retain optimum quality for about 10 to 12 months in the freezer but remain suitable for consumption beyond this period.
How do you know if mirabelle plums have expired?
Mirabelle plums that spoil usually become very soft, become covered in dark spots, and begin to ooze. Throw away the Mirabelle plums if mold appears or if they have an unusual odor or appearance.