Spring 2024Order pot grown trees now for delivery from week commencing 15th April
Orange Pippin Trees UK logo

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

Pot-grown

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 £59.00
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)

Bare-root

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

Order now for delivery from week commencing 15th April where these items are showing as in stock.

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.

History

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

Katinka characteristics

Growing

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

Using

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

Identification

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

Similar varieties

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