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Methley Asian Plum

Original price $59.99 - Original price $59.99
Original price
$59.99
$59.99 - $59.99
Current price $59.99
SKU C180

Prunus salicina x 'Methley'

Methley is the most reliable and easiest-to-grow fruit tree we offer. Every year in July, before any other tree fruit is ripe, our Methley tree is loaded with hundreds of sweet, medium-sized, reddish-purple plums with rich, red, clingstone flesh. They ripen over ten days and don’t keep but, oh, are they good for fresh eating, cooking and preserves!

The tree is an early, regular bearer and self-fertile. beloved by home growers since the early 1900's. Very winter hardy and disease resistant. Lowest chill of all plums - only 150 hours needed for reliable fruit set.

USDA Zone: 4-9

Grow Height:  12' 

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: July

Pollination: Self Fertile

Rootstock: St. Julian A

Read our Plum Growing Guide

Size: Dwarf (4'-5')

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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  • do you need two of the same tree to produce more fruit

    In the case of Methley no, it is self fertile and does fine on it's own

Customer Reviews

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Amy M.
Reliable and good tasting

I have had a Methley plum for over ten years in my garden. It has never failed to produce and never shown any sign of disease. It is in less than optimal sunlight. The taste is good, but not exciting, but I've never found a plum to get excited about. Recently I've been looking into adding additional plums and have been surprised to find that they are notoriously disease-prone here in the West of the Cascades area. Given how easy this tree is to grow, reliability, and sweet flavor, I give it a five star. Shiro is also supposed to be reliable in our area, but I don't think the flavor is as good as Methley.

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Michael
Best Tree ever

the methley plum tree can with great root stock and my tree is already leafing out after only being in the ground for a week

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Received a branched tree within the advertised height range and has already leafed out but it had a 1 or 2 bad branch angels so the low and wide open center i prune for is going to be tough.