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Quetsche d'Alsace plum trees

(Altesse Simple, German Prune, Hauszwetsche, Prune de Namur, Zwetschen)
Prunus domestica
Quetsche d'Alsace
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 5

Quetsche d'Alsace is an example of a Quetsche or Zwetchen plum, known in central Europe since the 17th century, and excellent for use in the kitchen.

The plums ripen in mid-September.  They are small, and have a sweet dry flesh and a flavoursome tangy skin, This makes them ideal for traditional plum tarts, as they release very little liquid when cooked. They are also suitable for drying.

The flesh is a bright yellow colour and the stone comes away cleanly.

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Quetsche d'Alsace organic plum trees for sale

  • 1Maidentree on St. Julien A rootstock23.45€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 2Maidentree on Myrobalan rootstock23.45€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Bare-root
Delivery countries
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
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Growing and Training

Quetsche d'Alsace is easy to grow. The flowers are self-fertile, and appear very late in the plum blossom season, making this variety a good choice for areas where late spring frosts can be a problem.

The tree has some resistance to most of the infections of plum trees, and becomes productive from an early age. It does best in a sheltered situation, in full sun.

Quetsche d'Alsace characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group5
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Season of use1-3 days
  • Food usesCulinaryDual purpose
  • Country of originFranceGermany
  • Period of origin1600 - 1649
  • Flesh colourGolden / YellowLight green / Yellow
  • Fruit colourBlue - dark