A modern pear cultivar selected for flavor and fireblight resistance.
Methley Plum on Myrobalan (Spring 2023)
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.
Fruit Uses & Storage
Uses: fresh eating, jam, baking, canning, freezing, jelly
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)
Skin color: red
Flesh color: red
Introduced in: early 1900s
Calendar & Geography
Tree Height & Spacing
Diseases & Pests
Is it self-fertile? Y
Is it fertile? Y
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)
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