Variety: Hanka (S)

Species: Prunus domestica


Breeder, Place Dr. W. Hartmann, University Hohenheim, Germany
Intellectual property Artevos, Germany
Parents Hanita x Katinka, 1995
Crossing number Hohenheim 5114
Property rights registered for EU plant variety rights


Blooming date early to medium early
Fertility self-fertile


Ripening time medium early, 3.-4. plum week
Scale, shape medium, 32-36 mm, 30-45 g, ellipsoid
Colour even dark blue with heavy bloom
Fruit flesh when first picking greenish yellow, amber coloured when fully ripe, firm, juicy
Taste powerful and long finish, spicy-aromatic with balanced acidity, well maintained when fully mature
Cracking sensitivity very low
Stone separability freestone
Plum pox tolerant
Storage very good


Vigour medium strong, semi-upright to spreading, very good branching, very well suited to central leader systems
Crop load from an early age ideal to high and regular, a thorough fruit-thinning is necessary to maintain good fruit size and prevent biennial bearing


Early ripening plum variety harvesting between 'Katinka (S)' and 'Cacaks Schöne'. Due to the high quality of the fruits it is suitable for fresh market and bakery. It is also possible to transport over distance. The fruits colour very early, this should be noted when setting a harvest date. Because of its medium susceptibility to Pseudomonas infection this variety should be cultivated in dry and warm locations.


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