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Stanley plum

Stanley was developed at Geneva, New York in the 1920s, and has since become the major commercial plum variety grown in the eastern USA. It is productive, reliable, and precocious, producing heavy crops of blue-colored plums which are ideal for culinary purposes.

Visitor reviews

  • 09 Oct 2019  Daniel,  VERMONT, United States
    A neighbor in Vermont gave me a bag of these from her tree. Excellent, sweet, small blue plum when picked ripe (3rd week of September here).

Tree register

United States


  • Species: Prunus domestica
  • Parentage: Agen x GrandDuke
  • Originates from: United States
  • Introduced: 1926
  • Developed by: NYAES Geneva
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 4457


  • Fruit colour: Blue
  • Flesh colour: Green/Yellow
  • Fruit size: Large
  • Fruit shape: Oval
  • Stone clinging?: Semi-clinging


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Harvest period: Late season
  • Use / keeping: 1-3 days


  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-fertile
  • Pollinating others: Good
  • Vigour: Slightly large
  • Bearing regularity: Regular
  • Precocity: Precocious
  • Gardening skill: Very easy
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949


  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates

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