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Hauszwetsche German Prune

Hauszwetsche German Prune
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile

Haus-zwetsche is a dark-blue damson-like plum or prune. It is a typical example of the Zwetsche or Quetsche plums which have been grown in central Europe for centuries

Although it can be eaten fresh, traditionally its main use is in the kitchen. The yellow flesh has a spicy flavour, and is notable for its high sugar content (it is sometimes known as Sweet Prune for this reason).

The flesh is also drier than many English culinary plums, which means it does not dilute the surrounding pastry or cake mix with excess liquid.

In short, this is the ideal variety for making German plum cakes, plum dumplings, and other traditional desserts from central Europe - and a good present for anyone interested in cookery.

Prunus domestica

Hauszwetsche German Prune plum trees for sale

  • 1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    St. Julien rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
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Deliveries resume December 2020


How to grow

Haus-zwetsche is easy to grow and should be a reliable cropper once it gets established.

History

Hauszwetsch is the name for a population of small damson-like plums which are found throughout central Europe. They are known in the UK under various names, including German Prune or Sweet Prune or Quetsche Plum.

Hauszwetsche German Prune characteristics

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping1 week
  • Useful forEating freshCulinary
  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourSlightly large
  • PrecocitySlow to start bearing
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • Climate typeTemperate climatesMild damp climatesWarm climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originGermany
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Fruit colourBlue - dark