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Katinka® plum trees

Prunus domestica
Katinka is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators

Katinka is a purple/blue early-season plum variety, and one of the most commercially-important varieties grown in Germany.

Katinka plums can be eaten fresh, and stay fresh for several days. They are also good for cooking with - the stone comes away cleanly and the flesh is dry and retains its texture.

Katinka ripens just after another popular purple/blue early-season variety, Herman, and is a good alternative.

Katinka plum trees for sale


All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year 12L pot-grown tree £56.00
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
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  • BR11-year bare-root tree Weiwa rootstock £29.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Order now for delivery from October 2021 for pot grown trees or December onwards for bare-root trees. Mixed pot grown and bare-root trees orders will be sent out from December onwards.

How to grow

Katinka has some resistance to the plum disease called Sharka.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.


Katinka originates from Germany and is a cross between Ruth Gerstetter and Ortenaur.

Katinka characteristics


  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators


  • Picking monthJuly
  • Picking seasonVery early
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
  • Food usesEating fresh
  • Cling-stoneFreestone


  • Country of originGermany
  • Flesh colourCream
  • Fruit colourBlue - dark
  • Fruit sizeAverage

Similar varieties

  • See also Herman
    Herman is one of the best quality early-season plum varieties, blue/purple with yellow flesh.