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Quetsche d'Alsace



The best known of a group of very popular European plums known as Quesche in France and Zwetschen in Germany.

Origin: Asia, 1600

Pollination: Quetsche d'Alsace is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop.  Pollination partners

Quetsche d'Alsace plum and gage trees for sale

ItemPriceQuantity
Adaptabil rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-vigorous) £19.00
St Julien A rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-vigorous) £19.00
St Julien A rootstock 2 year Half Standard (Semi-vigorous) £29.50 Sold-out
Brompton rootstock 1 year Maiden (Very vigorous) £19.00

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History and description of Quetsche d'Alsace

Quetsche d'Alsace is a member of a family of plums known as the German Prunes believed to be an 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 small 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 excellent 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 Quetsche d'Alsace plum and gage trees

UseCulinary
ColourBlue
FlavourSweet
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking time
Season of useL Sep
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habit
Fruit-bearing
CroppingGood
Suitable forLate Frost
Pollination date27
Pollination groupE
Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners