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Bohemian Zwetsche

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

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Pollination: Bohemian Zwetsche is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop.  Pollination partners

Bohemian Zwetsche plum and gage trees for sale

Brompton rootstock 1 year Maiden (Very vigorous) £23.50 Sold-out

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 tree.

Moderately vigorous compact tree with twiggy branches. Fairly good cropper but slow to come into cropping.

Characteristics of Bohemian Zwetsche plum and gage trees

Fruit sizeSmall
Picking time
Season of useM Sep
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habit
Pollination date27
Pollination groupE
PollinatorsPollination partners