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Bohemian Zwetsche in one of a family of small to medium sized blue plums which are very popular in
Continental Europe but little known in the UK
Pollination: Bohemian Zwetsche is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop.
History and description of Bohemian Zwetsche
Bohemian Zwetche is one of a family of plums know as the the German Prunes believed to be ancient
group of plums of Asian origin known to the Romans. They were first recorded in Germany in the 17th
Century. The common currently used names in German (Zwetsche) and French (Quetsche) date from
the late 18th century. They are widely grown and very popular in Central Europe and France.
A medium sized plum with a distinctive irregular oval shape with a belly on one side and quite a pointed
end. Blue-black skin with a bloom. Very late ripening. Firm golden yellow flesh. Free stone. Very
pleasant mixture of sweet flesh and sharp skin when ripe. Keep their shape when cooked and so are
very polpular in Continental Europe for making plum tarts. Also good for drying. Fruit hangs well on the
Moderately vigorous compact tree with twiggy branches. Fairly good cropper but slow to come into
Characteristics of Bohemian Zwetsche plum and gage trees