- Medium to large, oval, dark blue fruits
- European freestone with yellow-green flesh
- Heavy annual producer
- Ideal for drying, fresh eating and canning
A consistent and heavy annual producer, Stanley Plum is a longtime favorite among home gardeners. Developed nearly 100 years ago, this easy-to-grow variety bears medium to large, oval, dark blue fruits that are ideal for eating fresh, drying into prunes and canning. The freestone fruits have yellow-green flesh and are easy to pit—though they're sweet enough to dry without being pitted. This European plum tree is self-pollinating, making it a good choice for those with limited space for growing fruit trees. The fruits ripen in September. 700 chill hours are required for a successful harvest. Zones 5-8.
Why buy a Deluxe package - Deluxe fruit trees include 2 oz. of Fruit-Boost™ Pelletized Calcium to enhance fruit quality, 12 oz. bag of Fruit Tree Food Starter Formula, easy-to-use tree ties (see video below), a premium tree guard to protect the trunk from gnawing pests, mowers and weed trimmers, and a copy of Backyard Horticulture for Fun and Profit--How to Make $10,000 in Your Spare Time.