|C&O Nursery, USA
|early, very high blossom density
|about 15 days after 'Cacaks Schöne', 3-5 days after 'Crimson Glo (S)'
|medium to large, 50-60 mm, rounded, very limited suture
|100 % deep, dark blue colour, at full maturity black blue, less lenticels, heavy bloom
|yellow when fully ripe, very ripe fruits slightly red veined under the fruit skin, finely textured, very juicy, fruit skin firm and sourish
|aromatic with a refreshing acidity, light plum note, without bitterness
|good, small stone
|medium strong, semi-upright, very good branching, no blind wood, dark green leaves
|from an early age regular and high, timely fruit-thinning is necessary for maintaining good flavour and fruit size
Catalina is an impressive variety with its outstanding black-blue and even colouring. Large fruit size and symmetrically rounded, attractive fruits with a good taste are achievable with thorough fruit-thinning. Noteworthy is the even maturing on the tree.
Sensitivity to ESFY must be considered when choosing a site.