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Methley Plum on Myrobalan (Spring 2025)

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A hardy, reliable, and attractive hybrid plum.

A natural low-growing tree with an open, spreading canopy, Methley offers an attractive and sturdy landscaping tree. It is cold hardy and drought tolerant, it puts out a showy, profuse bloom of white flowers in spring, and it is a reliable cropper that is also resistant to fungal infections such as black knot. Methley is self-fertile, and it makes a great pollenizer for Asian plums, such as Santa Rosa and Shiro.

Methley produces juicy, sweet, red-fleshed fruits with a mild flavor. This early variety (early July in upstate NY, between Early Golden and Shiro) has reddish-purple skin and blood red flesh. This is not a "connoisseur plum," but it is an excellent choice if you want a beautiful, low-maintenance tree with snacks on it.

Methley is a chance seedling that originated in Africa. It is thought to be a hybrid of an American plum and a Japanese plum. It was brought to America in 1922.

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A natural low-growing tree with an open, spreading canopy, Methley offers an attractive and sturdy landscaping tree. It is cold hardy and drought tolerant, it puts out a showy, profuse bloom of white flowers in spring, and it is a reliable cropper that is also resistant to fungal infections such as black knot. Methley is self-fertile, and it makes a great pollenizer for Asian plums, such as Santa Rosa and Shiro.

Methley produces juicy, sweet, red-fleshed fruits with a mild flavor. This early variety (early July in upstate NY, between Early Golden and Shiro) has reddish-purple skin and blood red flesh. This is not a "connoisseur plum," but it is an excellent choice if you want a beautiful, low-maintenance tree with snacks on it.

Methley is a chance seedling that originated in Africa. It is thought to be a hybrid of an American plum and a Japanese plum. It was brought to America in 1922.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Plum
Subcategory: Cold-Hardy

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, jam, baking, canning, freezing, jelly
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: red

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Africa
Introduced in: early 1900s
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Jul 13 (approximate, in New York State) 50 days before Stanley

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: Myrobalan Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)
Tree spacing: See details
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Black Knot: Resistant
Brown Rot, Blossom Blight, Fruit Rot: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group:
Is it self-fertile? Y
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Methley Plum on Myrobalan. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.

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