The rock-star, cold-hardy apple from Minnesota.
Stanley Plum on Myrobalan (Spring 2024)
The standard for European plums, a self-fertile, cold-hardy tree.
This tree is cold hardy and late blooming. Although Stanley is a self-fertile plum, productivity and fruit quality will be improved by the presence of a pollenizer. Additionally, Stanley's late bloom time means that care should be taken if using it as a pollenizer. Stanley is resistant to bacterial spot, but quite susceptible to black knot. Fruit thinning is recommended.
Stanley is the standard prune-style plum for measuring harvest dates in the Northeast. It is a reliable cropper, and fruit will mature in early September in NY. The blue-black "drupes" are used primarily in cooking and preserves, but they are also delicious for fresh eating. The greenish-yellow flesh is sweet and juicy. Stanley is semi-freestone; the flesh comes off the stone quite cleanly, but split pit will occur under certain conditions. In spring this tree will produce stunning clouds of fragrant white flowers.
Fruit Uses & Storage
Uses: fresh eating, jam, baking, canning, freezing, jelly, sauce
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)
Skin color: blue
Flesh color: yellow
Parentage: Agen x Grand Duke
Origin: NYSAES, Geneva, NY
Introduced in: 1926
Introduced by: Richard Wellington
Calendar & Geography
Tree Height & Spacing
Diseases & Pests
Is it self-fertile? Y
Is it fertile? Y
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)
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