|Breeder, Place||C&O Nursery, USA|
|Property rights||free variety|
|Blooming date||early, very high blossom density|
|Ripening time||about 15 days after 'Cacaks Schöne', 3-5 days after 'Crimson Glo (S)'|
|Scale, shape||medium to large, 50-60 mm, rounded, very limited suture|
|Colour||100 % deep, dark blue colour, at full maturity black blue, less lenticels, heavy bloom|
|Fruit flesh||yellow when fully ripe, very ripe fruits slightly red veined under the fruit skin, finely textured, very juicy, fruit skin firm and sourish|
|Taste||aromatic with a refreshing acidity, light plum note, without bitterness|
|Stone separability||good, small stone|
|Vigour||medium strong, semi-upright, very good branching, no blind wood, dark green leaves|
|Crop load||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.