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Prunus domestica 'Stanley'

Common Name(s):
Stanley European plum
Categories:
Edible Plants, Trees
Comment:

Stanley European plum is a prune-type plum tree. The sugar contant is high and suitable for canning or drying. It is self-fruitful but planting two different cultivars is recommended. It is less hardy than some cultivars like Mount Royal. The mature size of the tree depends on the version you choose, standard or dwarf.

Height:
18-20 ft. or 8-10 ft.
Flower:
The white blossom in early spring is a good ornamental feature.
Zones:
5-7
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Full sun. Loamy and well drained soil.
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Upright, vase-shaped
Edibility:
The medium sized fruit has a blue skin and pale yellow flesh. The fruit is sweet and juicy. The high sugar content makes it a great choice for canning and drying. Ripens in early September.
Width:
18-20 ft. or 8-10 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Leaf:
The green elliptic leaves have fine tooth on the margin.
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 3005

Prunus domestica 'Stanley' Flower
Photo by Stephen Karpf, CC BY-NC-2.0
Prunus domestica 'Stanley' Flowering tree
Photo by dackelprincess, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Prunus domestica 'Stanley' Second from upper right Stanley plum canning
Photo by Jess, CC BY-NC-2.0