Haus-Zwetsche plum trees

Haus-Zwetsche plum tree
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  • Pick: Late-season (early September)
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Cookery 
  • Disease-resistance: Good

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.

Haus-Zwetsche plum trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 14th December.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees

Medium  (2.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - VVA-1 rootstock £32.95 Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - St.Julien rootstock £32.95

Bare-root fruit trees

Medium  (2.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - VVA-1 rootstock £18.95 Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - St.Julien rootstock £18.95 Sold outalert me

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

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Summary features of Haus-Zwetsche

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 4?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Slightly large?
  • Precocity: Slow to start bearing?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: Germany
  • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colour: Blue - dark
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Rarely grown?

Climate

  • Warm climates?
  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • Mild / damp climates?
  • Planting position: Tolerates partial shade

Pollination guide for Haus-Zwetsche

Haus-Zwetsche is in flowering group 4. Haus-Zwetsche is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

Important: advice about pollination

How to grow Haus-Zwetsche plum trees

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

Historical details

Zwetsch or Quetsche is the name for a group 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.

Botanical name

Prunus domestica 'Haus-Zwetsche'


UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.