Summer 2024Pre-orders are now open. Deliveries will begin again in September for pot grown trees and December for bare-rooted or mixed tree orders.
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Katinka® plum trees

Prunus domestica
Katinka is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Very early
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 2
A very early-season dual-purpose dark-blue plum with an excellent flavour.

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 £60.50
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)


  • BR11-year bare-root tree Weiwa rootstock £40.95
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

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.

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


  • Picking seasonVery early
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
  • Food usesEating fresh


  • Country of originGermany
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourBlue - dark
  • Flesh colourCream

Similar varieties

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