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Ersinger Fruhzwetsche plum

Ersinger Fruhzwetsche
An early-season culinary plum with a good flavor.

Ersinger Fruhzwetsche plum identification images

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  • Ersinger Fruhzwetsche
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USDA identification images for Ersinger Fruhzwetsche

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

    Visitor reviews

    • 14 Jul 2016  WASHINGTON, United States
      Ersinger is our first plum of 20 varieties. It's pleasantly sweet with only slight tang, plump-firm to soft with no bitterness or astringence in the skin, flavor-reminds me of soaked raisins, 95 percent freestone, a strong-growing tree that needs some branch thinning to keep out suspected brown rot.

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    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2016 season

    • 20th March  2016  - tree owned by Gil in Snohomish, United States

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    Harvest records for this variety

    2016 season

    • 2nd week July  2016  - tree owned by Gil in Snohomish, United States


    • Species: Prunus domestica - European plum
    • Originates from: Germany
    • Introduced: 19th century


    • Country of origin: Germany
    • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
    • Fruit colour: Purple
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous


    • Picking season: Early
    • Keeping (of fruit): 1 week
    • Flavour quality: Good
    • Cropping: Heavy
    • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening
    • Food uses: Culinary
    • Wildlife: RHS Plants for Pollinators


    • Gardening skill: Beginner
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Pollinating others: Average
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Vigour: Vigorous
    • Precocity: Precocious
    • Bearing regularity: Regular
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile


    • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)

    Other qualities

    • Disease resistance: Good
    • Plum pox virus / Sharka: Some resistance

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