Methley Plum Tree
Methley Plum is a cultivar of a Japanese plum that is small and upright with just enough of a spreading form to make this an absolutely beautiful tree. It produces heavy, annual crops of juicy, sweet, red purple fruit. The fruit is juicy, sweet and mild with a distinctive flavor which is good for fresh eating or jelly.
Latin Name: Prunus x domestica
Site and Soil: Plums like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: A semi-dwarf rootstock for Plums and other stone fruits, Marianna produces trees 10′-12′ in height or less.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile but will produce more with another variety. It is a great pollinator for other early Japanese Variety.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 15°F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height.
Taste: Sweet, juicy
Fruit Skin: Red to purple
Fruit Flesh: Amber to red flesh
Bloom Time: February to March
Ripening Time: May to early July
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Our plums are not bothered by pests. Bacterial Canker can occasionally damage trunks or branches. Symptoms of this disease are exudations of amber-colored sap. Spraying lime-sulfur or copper in the fall and early spring can help control Bacterial Canker. Because of their early blooming time, Methley Plums are susceptible to spring frost.
USDA Zone: 5-9