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Zwetschge


Plum (Zwetschge) of some sort. This is a photo that I've been sitting on thinking I would find some information about the fruit before making a post, but that hasn't happened. Here's an old post about some other sort of plum (I think):
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12 comments:

Rambling Round said...

Hmmmm...our plums here aren't that purple but more red.

I will get that pear pickle recipe to you when I get the chance.

Halcyon said...

Plums are also called Pflaume - maybe it depends on the type? This one looks ripe for the picking!

Hope said...

Wow the purple color is just beautiful!

Moi said...

i like the color...this is the color those fashion mages keep claiming to be the new black of winters :)

Long time, Z. How have you been? :)

JM said...

Beautiful color! Is that plum the only one on the tree? It surely looks delicious...

claude said...

This plum looks like a quetsch plum. These plums are very good to cook jam and pies. I remind my father, when we lived in paris, cooked some very delicious quetsch pies qith a pinch of cinnamon.
Z, I invite you to come to my blog on next week. I'll show a bridge very particularly. I tool some pictures yesterday.

Anonymous said...

Aren't they what we call here
"prunelle"=little plum?
They are weird sour fruit and not to eat

Z said...

I think it might be a Bühler Zwetschge.

Zwetschge vs Pflaume. The former are elongated while the latter are more rounded. According to the Schweizer Landwirtscaft group.

There were others hanging from the tree, this was the most photogenic.

These fruits are intended to be cooked as far as I understand. Too much acidic material in the skins for them to be eaten out of hand.

Andreas said...

Zwetschgen are very sweet when ripe and IMHO much better tasting than what I know as plums (Pflaumen). You certainly don't need to cook them.

Sherry said...

It looks tasty! I have two plum trees...one that I have already harvested and another that I need to get done. I would like to make some apple plum jelly this year! Doesn't that sound yummy?

Z said...

Andreas: Thank you for your input. I looked at a few books at the library about Zwetschgen and they were all cookbooks so I think I might have been looking in the wrong section!! I need to find a Zwetschgen tasting event to go to, to learn about plums, prunes and other related fruits. The two attempts I have made to eat them were not very nice ones as the skins were too acidic.

Sherry: Sounds good! Send some over in a care package! :-)

Kris said...

I do love the simplicity of this photograph. That colour of the plum just draws the eye, and acts as the focus to the whole thing.

Wonderful!