Variety: Katinka

Origin: Prunus domestica


Breeder, Place Dr. W. Hartmann, University Hohenheim, Germany
Parents Ortenauer x Ruth Gerstetter, 1982
Property rights EU plant variety rights terminated


Blooming date early to medium early
Fertility self-fertile


Ripening time medium early, 3. plum week
Scale, shape medium large, 30-33 mm, ovoid
Colour dark purple to blue, heavy bloom
Fruit flesh green yellow, medium firm and finely textured, very juicy
Taste well balanced taste with low acidity
Cracking sensitivity very low, hardly susceptible to rotteness
Stone separability freestone
Plum pox tolerant
Storage good


Vigour medium strong, semi-upright growth, loosely branched
Crop load from an early age high and regular yield


Katinka (S) ripens in the 3rd plum week and is well established in commercial orchards. Characteristic for this variety is the high and regular crop load from the beginning. Due to this there needs to be close attention to correct pruning and fruit-thinning to maintain good fruit size and the sweet-aromatic flavour. The good reputation for fresh-eating creates a high commercial value. The freestone fruits are also suitable for baking and other culinary uses.


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