Stanley (also Stanley) is a plum that was taken out in the United States. We quickly recognized it, but it is grown only in the southern regions of Russia and the North Caucasus. Although, and a cooler climate, she will suffer. But where this variety has already been tested, the range of its application is unusually wide.
It is this variety that is used for the production of prunes. And also, jams, jams, compotes – it is impossible to come up with products from plums, where Stanley has not proved herself the best.
The Stanley Plum has a straight, dark gray trunk that turns into a bright, round, thin crown.
The trunks of the young shoots are painted in a bluish, dark crimson color, smooth, not covered with pubescence. There are spines, but they are not often located.
The leaves are oval, closer to round, with a pronounced, pointed top, have a bright green color. Are located on a branch not densely. The lower part of the leaf is not densely covered with felt pubescence.
The internodes are at a distance of about 3 cm from each other.
Characteristic features of the variety
The shape of the fetus differs in its unevenness, the fruit is not prone to cracking, has a violet color, and is covered with plaque on top.
The skin of the plum is thin, the flesh is dense, yellow, has a slight sourness, the predominance of sugar is felt.
The variety is very fragrant, with large fruits.
Very good separation of the bone from the pulp.
During the fruiting period, the variety is aged 3 to 4 years. From this age, Stanley regularly gives a generous harvest.
This variety starts to bloom very early, approximately, in mid-April. The entire crown is covered with large white flowers. Buds are located on long petioles, have a lot of stamens.
Stanley has a high degree of self-fructification, so it can bear many fruits even when there are no pollinators.
Despite the early flowering, the fruits ripen only by September. The main harvest is in this month.
This plum variety is quite resistant to colds, a well-groomed tree is capable of transferring frosts over – 30 degrees.
Strong and prolonged drought tolerates poorly, as, indeed, many other varieties. In such periods it needs watering. This is understandable – a fruit tree is not only to survive, but to give a good harvest, and without water it is impossible.
The same can be said about fertilizing. On fertile soil, the plant will be able to show all its maximum possible, while poor soils will lead to a decrease in yield and will reduce the taste of the fruit.
After planting the seedling (and planting it in a sunny place, in fertilized soil, avoiding drafts), carefully observe the watering. A tree, especially if it’s a young plum, is sure to need moisture. However, the stagnation of water can be fatal for its roots.
To avoid evaporation of the desired moisture, and, in addition, to protect against weeds, the trunks of the plum are mulched.
It would be nice to bundle the stem of a young tree (and an adult too) with lapnik or any light material. This will protect the bark of the tree from rodents, prevent cracking, and in the summer save from burns.
It is very important to add necessary mineral and organic substances to the soil, that is, to feed the fruit tree. It should be taken into account that at the time of planting the soil was sufficiently fertilized, therefore it is necessary to start regular supplements only in the second year of vegetation.
It is very important to protect the plum from harmful insects. They not only pull out all the forces from the leaves and branches of the tree, but also severely spoil the entire crop. And the forces on the abundant fruiting of the plant may not remain.
If you follow these simple rules, the Stanley variety will surprise with a splendid harvest.
Plum sort “Stanley”