A plum that quickly reaches full maturity

Stanley is an extremely reliable and durable plum variety. It bears abundantly and has quality fruit. Here are the growing conditions he is looking for.

Stenley is a lively fruit species originating from the USA, whose crown is covered in elliptical, finely toothed, light green leaves.

Although quite resistant to low temperaturesis sensitive to late spring frosts, because in mid-spring it begins to adorn itself with fragrant white flowers with five petals, creating a spectacular sight.

In the first years after planting, thinner it has lush growth and reaches full fertility very quickly. It is a fruit type that self-cleaningbut it is recommended that it has pollinators to give a better crop.

Stenley grows best and develops in well-sunned positions, medium-moist and well-drained soils. It begins to produce its fruits in the 3-4 growing season.

This fruit type requires about 800 hours of cold weatheri.e. a temperature below 7 degrees during the winter, so that the buds open in the spring.

It is very important that the young seedling forms canopy shape with an open center, so that all branches always have enough light and air flow. You can help her with this by pruning.

Stanley ripens in the second half of August and at the beginning of September. The fruits are large, dark blue in color, with greenish-yellow flesh. Juicy, sweet and tasty plums offer a rich taste and are perfect for fresh consumption.

The bone is easily separated from the meat, and is great for storing various sweet treats, such as sweets and jams. It is great for drying, and brandy can also be made from it.

As for pruning during her lifetime, stenlej requires minimal pruning which should be done after flowering, when the tree still has no leaves. During the mature stage of the plant, it is pruned mainly to let light into the center of the crown and to encourage new growth for the following year.

About 20% of the new growth is removed each year to rejuvenate the tree and control crown spread.

Source: Gardenia

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